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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.