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Te Tari Moromoroiti me te Ārai Mate

Essie Van Zuylen

Current research:

PhD Thesis: 

"Novel inhibitors for combating obligate anaerobic pathogens"

Supervisors: Professor Greg Cook


2019: Member of the MBIE Precision Antimicrobials Industry Advisory Group

2019: Best Infectious Disease & Prokaryotic Biology Poster at Departmental Research Celebration

2019: Tī Maru Māori Trust Māori Education Trust Scholarship 

2019: University of Otago Māori Doctoral Scholarship 

2018: University of Otago Māori Masters Scholarship



Ferguson, S.A., Menorca, A., Van Zuylen, E.M., Cheung, C.Y., McConnell, M.A., Rennison, D., Brimble, M.A., Bodle, K., McDougall, S., Cook, G.M. and Heikal, A. (2019) Microtiter screening reveals oxygen-dependent antimicrobial activity of natural products against mastitis-causing bacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01995

McGowan, J.E., Harper, A.D., Davison, E.K., Jeong, J.Y., Mros, S., Harbison-Price, N., Van Zuylen, E.M.,  Knottenbelt, M.K., Heikal, A., Ferguson, S.A., McConnell, M., Cook, G.M., Krittaphol, W., Walker, G.F., Brimble, M.A. and Rennison, D. (2020) Substituted sulfonamide bioisosteres of 8-hydroxyquinoline as zinc-dependent antibacterial compounds. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2020.127110