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Professor Greg Cook receives University’s highest research distinction

Posted by on 5 August 2014 | Comments

Microbiology and Immunology’s Professor Greg Cook is this year’s recipient of the University of Otago’s highest distinction, the Distinguished Research Medal.

Professor Cook has gained an international reputation for his innovative studies into bacterial physiology. This includes work towards developing a revolutionary class of antibiotics aimed at crippling the metabolism of pathogenic bacteria and side-stepping existing bacterial drug-resistance mechanisms.

The University awards the Distinguished Research Medal for outstanding scholarly achievement, including the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge, the development of innovative technology, or the development of concepts that lead to significant advances.

Read the full story on the University of Otago website

Watch Greg's interview on Dunedin Television

Find out more about the Cook Lab research

Professor Greg Cook

Professor Greg Cook. Photo courtesy of Sharron Bennett