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Dr Htin Aung receives New Zealand-ASEAN Award

Posted by on 22 September 2015 | Comments

Dr Htin Aung, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cook Lab, has been awarded a New Zealand-ASEAN Award for his work in bringing New Zealand and his home country closer together. He is one of 40 people to be honoured by the New Zealand Government for significantly contributing to relationships with the Southeast Asia region.

Htin and Otago colleagues Professors Greg Cook and Philip Hill have recently been awarded major funding from the New Zealand Health Research Council to develop rapid, cost-effective, new generation diagnostic techniques for drug-resistant tuberculosis in Myanmar.

Read the media release on the University of Otago website

See Htin's profile on the NZ-Asean website

Htin Aung ASEAN

Dr Htin Lin Aung (centre) with Ms Stephanie Lee, New Zealand Ambassador to ASEAN and Mr Stephen Wong, Head of New Zealand mission to Myanmar.