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Dr Rachel Darnell and Greg Cook receive $1.2 million HRC grant

Posted by on 30 June 2020 | Comments

Congratulations Dr Rachel Darnell and Greg Cook who have received a $1.2 million HRC project grant over 36 months "Unlocking antimicrobial tolerance in bacterial pathogens to overcome AMR". 

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Sonya Fenton awarded Barbara Heslop Scholarship

Posted by on 12 June 2020 | Comments

Sonya Fenton, a BBioMedSci(Hons) student in the Kemp lab has been awarded the Barbara Heslop Memorial Scholarship, valued at $8,500. This scholarship is in memory of the late professor Barabara Heslop who graduated from Otago Medical School in 1948 and had a forty-year career at Otago, specializing in transplantation research. 

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Otago researches have isolated the virus that causes COVID19

Posted by on 10 June 2020 | Comments

After getting an overseas laboratory test for Covid-19 working in New Zealand - with Associate Professor James Ussher - Quiñones-Mateu was in the lab for much of lockdown. He, Postdoctoral Fellow Rhodri Harfoot and a small team grew the virus from patient samples, turning a healthy carpet of cells in a flask discoloured and patchy. They isolated and sequenced the RNA - genetic code - and became the only lab in the country to have the virus.

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Tom Devine awarded 2020 Gordan Watson Scholarship

Posted by on 3 June 2020 | Comments

An Assistant Research Fellow at the University of Otago’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tom (23) has won this year’s Gordon Watson Scholarship. The award is worth $24,000 and will allow him to spend two years at Columbia, beginning this September, to complete a Masters of Public Health.

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