Students of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology represented the University of Otago in style at last week's New Zealand Microbiological Society (NZMS) conference, taking away the two top student prizes.
Adrian Patterson, a PhD student in Dr Peter Fineran's lab, was awarded the student oral presentation prize for his talk entitled 'Regulation of CRISPR-Cas systems'. The prize offered is an expenses-paid trip to next year's American Society for Microbiology general meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The winner of the student poster competition was Todd Wightman, an MSc student working with Professor Clive Ronson.
We are proud of our students to have received such an excellent result at a national level, and congratulate all those who attended and presented.