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.
Professor Greg Cook. Photo courtesy of Sharron Bennett