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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


Achievements:

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


 

Publications:

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