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Dr Htin Lin Aung leads world-first collaboration with Myanmar Ministry of Health

Posted by on 28 November 2016 | Comments

Dr Htin Lin Aung, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cook Lab, is leading the first joint Myanmar-New Zealand health research project, as a part of his mission to improve diagnostic procedures and develop a better treatment for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (Tb).

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Department's top students of 2016

Posted by on 24 November 2016 | Comments

Each year the department awards prizes to the students who received the highest total grades in the BSc and BSc(Hons) programmes. Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill also kindly donates book vouchers that are awarded to the highest-ranked 200-level students in the second semester papers. Congratulations to the 2016 winners!

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Bacteria communicate to ramp up collective immune response to viral threats

Posted by on 18 November 2016 | Comments

Bacteria can boost their own immune systems by “talking” to each other, as shown by a surprising new research finding led by a team from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology's Fineran Lab. The findings have appeared today in the international journal Molecular Cell.

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Two PhD students recognised for exceptional conference posters

Posted by on 18 November 2016 | Comments

Congratulations to Adrian Patterson and Bridget Watson, both PhD students in the Fineran Lab, who have received awards for their poster submissions at recent conferences.

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Three Microbiology and Immunology researchers receive a total of $1.87m Marsden funding

Posted by on 3 November 2016 | Comments

Professor Greg Cook, Professor Clive Ronson and Dr Yoshio Nakatani have all been successful in their grant applications, making 2016 a very successful year for the Department in securing Marsden funding. A total of $1,875,000 has been awarded to fund the three research programmes. Dr Ros Kemp and Dr Jo Kirman were also successful in receiving funding for their joint project with Associate Professor Thomas Proft of the University of Auckland.

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"Mobile microbiology" in Lab in a Box's southern tour

Posted by on 1 November 2016 | Comments

A team from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology is on the road with Lab in a Box, bringing science to primary schools around South Otago and Southland.

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