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Six department researchers receive OSMS Dean's Bequest Research Grants

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | Comments

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology has had a high success rate in this year's Otago School of Medical Sciences Dean's Bequest funding round. Congratulations to Dr Jo Kirman, Xochitl Morgan, Dr Matloob Husain, Associate Professor Alex McLellan, Dr Robin Simmonds and Dr Raymond Staals who were all successful in their applications.

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Microbiology and Immunology researchers awarded Lottery Grants Board funding

Posted by on 21 April 2016 | Comments

Three researchers from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology have been awarded funding totalling more than $200,000 in the latest Lottery Grants Board funding round.

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University launches "Ag @ Otago" Research Theme

Posted by on 15 April 2016 | Comments

The University of Otago has officially launched thirteen Research Themes that investigate areas of strategic importance to regions, New Zealand and the world. Included in this list is Ag @ Otago, led by Professor Frank Griffin of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

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Professor Greg Cook features on TV documentary "Peak Antibiotics"

Posted by on 8 April 2016 | Comments

Peak Antibiotics is a New Zealand documentary which aired on Prime this week. It takes a look at the cause, effects and potential solutions to the looming state of 'peak antibiotics', where common harmful microbes will eventually become fully resistant to available antibiotic treatments.

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