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."
Dr Htin Lin Aung