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Staff and students represent the department in style at QMB meeting

Posted by on 18 September 2017 | Comments

Many members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology attended last week's QMB (Queenstown Molecular Biology) meeting, winning several awards and providing the 'wow' factor for judges.

Congratulations to all those who presented at the event, in particular those who received prizes.

Five students, Shaun Ferguson (PhD, Ronson Lab), Lucia Malone (PhD, Fineran Lab), Mariya Yevstigneyeva (PhD, Fineran Lab), Zoe Williams (PhD, Cook Lab) and Mel Knottenbelt (MSc, Cook Lab), won poster prizes.

Dr Simon Jackson received this year’s Ilumina™ Emerging Researcher Award, recognising an emerging researcher who uses molecular biology tools in New Zealand.

And last but not least, the Nobel Laureate Professor Bruce Beutler presented the 2017 Andrew Shelling Memorial trophy (also known as the Fashionomics award) to Associate Professor Peter Fineran for his bright and eye-catching bacteriophage costume.

QMB poster winners

Three of the department's poster prize winners. From left: Zoe Williams, Lucia Malone and Mariya Yevstigneyeva (on far right).

QMB Simon Jackson Illumina award

Dr Simon Jackson with the IlluminaTM Emerging Researcher Award.

QMB Peter Fineran phage costume

QMB Peter Fineran phage costume 2

Associate Professor Peter Fineran wows the crowd and judges with his impression of a bacteriophage.