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Dr Htin Lin Aung receives $500,000 Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship

Posted by on 1 November 2017 | Comments

Dr Htin Lin Aung, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cook Lab, has been awarded the prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship in the latest Health Research Council (HRC) funding announcement. The $500,000 grant will enable him to continue his research into ''combating tuberculosis at local and international front lines''.

The research aims to develop ''next-generation sequencing technology as a molecular weapon'' and aimed to develop rapid molecular diagnostic tools to reduce the emergence and spread of drug-resistant Tb, he said.

''Tuberculosis is a global disease and being part of the global effort to tackle this disease demonstrates New Zealand is being a good global citizen."

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Dr Htin Lin Aung