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Bridget Watson takes away best poster prize at international conference

Posted by on 18 December 2015 | Comments

Bridget Watson, PhD student in the Fineran lab, had the honour of winning the 'best poster' prize at the ZING Regulating with RNAs in Bacteria and Archaea meeting.

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Michelle Wilson winner of OSMS Research Support Staff Award

Posted by on 17 December 2015 | Comments

Congratulations to technician Michelle Wilson, whose work with the department's Flow Cytometry suite earned her the OSMS Research Support Staff Award at the 2015 awards function, held last night.

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Two grants received from the NZ Fund for Global Partnerships in Livestock Emissions Research

Posted by on 16 December 2015 | Comments

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology has won two major grants from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), as part of an ongoing research commitment to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from pastoral livestock farming. 

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Congratulations to our December graduands

Posted by on 14 December 2015 | Comments

A big congratulations to the Microbiology and Immunology students who were among the several hundred from the University of Otago to graduate this December.

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Prizes awarded for 2015's top students

Posted by on 9 December 2015 | Comments

Congratulations to the 2015 Microbiology and Immunology students who received the top marks in their course. Prizes are awarded for the highest grade total from the current cohort of BSc and BSc(Hons) students, and the highest marks in each of the 200-level papers offered.

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Tannock lab receives $1M of funding from High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge

Posted by on 3 December 2015 | Comments

Professor Gerald Tannock and his interdisciplinary research team have been awarded $1M of funding to develop a slow-release energy weaning food for babies, to stop them from waking up hungry.

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