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Research seminars and colloquia

Seminar Schedule 2020

Seminars are held at 12pm in Room 208 of the Microbiology Building, 720 Cumberland St.

At this stage, seminars may be subject to change.

See latest news and events for more detail about the next upcoming seminar.





Chairperson & Journal Club


Sem 1:          
9 March 12:00pm Lucia Malone Micro Otago P Fineran  
16 March 12:00pm

Alice McSweeney

Micro Otago V Ward  
23 March 12:00pm

Craig Winstanley

  Htin William Evans Fellow
30 March 12:00 Nadishka Jayawardena Micro Otago M Bostina  
6 April 12:00 Khoon Lim Uni of Otago, Christchurch H Aung  
20 April 12:00 Lean Smith Micro Otago P Fineran  
11 May 12:00 Vernon Ward  Micro Otago Ward PI's Talk 
18 May 12:00 Aroa Rey Campa Micro Otago P Fineran  
25 May 12:00 Iain Lamont Biochem Otago  Htin  
8 June 12:00 Jessica Ong Micro Otago B Russell  
15 June 12:00 Brin Ryder Micro Otago J Kirman  
 Sem 2:          
10 July  - Friday 12:00 Stephanie Boisson-Dupius Rockfeller University J Kirman Special Seminar
13 July 12:00 Hamish Angus Micro Otago R Kemp  
27 July 12:00 Karl Iremonger Physiology Otago Htin  
21 Sept 12:00 Cara Adolph Micro Otago G Cook  
28 Sept 12:00 Farjana Ahmed Micro Otago M Huisain  
5 Oct 12:00 Nichaela Harbison-Price Micro Otago G Cook  

Postgraduate Research Colloquia and Journal Club Schedule 2020

Research Colloquia will be held in Room 208, starting at 12pm. The Chair will give a journal club presentation after the student presentation. Colloquia speakers should aim to finish by 12.30pm including question time.

The sessions are meant to be relatively informal so please describe both problematic and triumphal aspects of your current research as well as a brief introduction to assist a general audience.


Date Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Chair Title of Session
Sem 1:        
 11 March  William Jowsey Euan Russell    
 18 March  Xinyue Cecilia Wang    Xochitl Morgan 30-Min Lightning Session - Simple Tips
1 April     Kiel Hards  Discussion Panel
22 April Lupeoletalaleleiamaima Isala   Tom Devine 30-Min Lightning Session - "How to market yourself"
 29 April Cormac McCarthy Sailakshmi Velamoor    
 6 May Howard Maxwell Peter Christensen    
13 May  Hannah Goy David Mayo Munoz    
20 May Alice Eruera Mina Rajabi    
27 May     Peter Fineran / Bruce Russell Paper Writing Workshop
3 June Janet Rhodes Joshua  Halpin    
10 June Thilina Herath Arpita Roy    
17 June Kevin He  Hong Cao    
24 June Tabatha Roman Tessa McBride    
 1 July Essie Van Zuylen Linakshi Weerakoon    
Sem 2:        
8 July     Clive Ronson Applying for Jobs: CV, Letter & Application Package
15 July Syaliny Ganasamurthy Jessica Wenley    
22 July Sven Tobias-Hunefeldt Francesca Todd Rose    
29 July Shakeel Waqqar Bridget Fellows    
5 August     Keith Ireton Grant Writing Workshop
 12 August Serena Tijoriwalla Jessica Harte    
19 August Scott Lockwood Jessica Matheson    
2 Sept     Mazhar Hussain Intro to inkscape - Edit Figures
 9 Sept Swan Song  Ali Hosseini Rad    
16 Sept Leighton Payne Caitlan Smart    
 23 Sept Swan Song Aarati Poudel    
 30 Sept Campbell Gilbert Lama Abdel Rahman    
7 Oct Kai Lee Heath Ryburn    
14 Oct  Swan Song Calum Morris    
21 Oct Natalie Waller      
 28 Oct Swan Song Gaurav Chandra Gyanwali    
4 Nov Swan Song Grace Min Yi Tan    
11 Nov Stephanie Trickey  Sakiusa Cabe Baleivanualala    
18 Nov Swan Song Kurt Ward    
25 Nov Swan Song Benjamin Perry    
2 Dec Swan Song Nils Birkholz    
9 Dec        
16 Dec