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Postdoctoral researcher Dr John Yason wins prestigious conference poster award

Friday, 15 September 2017 11:54am

Dr John Yason, a postdoctoral researcher with Associate Professor Kevin Tan, received a prestigious poster award at the recent EMBO conference.

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Grants-in-aid awarded to three Microbiome Otago researchers

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 3:22pm

Congratulations to the PhD student and two postdoctoral fellows who have been awarded grants in aid from Microbiome Otago, to assist with their participation in this year's Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) meeting.

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Associate Professor Kevin Tan to speak at EMBO conference in September

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 3:16pm

Associate Professor Kevin Tan has been invited to speak at a prestigious EMBO conference on anaerobic protists in the UK in September.

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Modified baby-led weaning shows benefits for infants – Otago research

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 12:11pm

Babies who feed themselves as soon as they have started eating solids appear to be less fussy eaters, new University of Otago research has found.

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2017 Microbiome Awards: funding for young scientists

Monday, 3 July 2017 5:17pm

The Microbiome Awards provides young, extraordinary scientists with funding and recognition to carry out scientific work in the field of Microbiome research.

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Invited speakers from Microbiome Otago at upcoming NZMS conference

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 2:52pm

Dr Xochitl Morgan and Professor Gerald Tannock have both been invited to speak at the 2017 New Zealand Microbiological Society conference, which will take place in Auckland from 20-23 November.

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Grants-in-aid for PhD students and postdocs at 2017 QMB meeting

Friday, 19 May 2017 3:31pm

Microbiome Otago will support participation in the QMB meeting to be held in Queenstown 4th-6th September 2017 by providing grants-in-aid of $250 per person to students and postdocs affiliated to Microbiome Otago through the membership of their supervisors.

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Professor Greg Cook invited speaker at Congress on Gastrointestinal Function

Thursday, 11 May 2017 2:48pm

Professor Greg Cook attended the 2017 Congress on Gastrointestinal Function in Chicago as the invited Marvin P. Bryant Memorial Lecturer.

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Microbiome Otago members featured in NZ Listener article

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 2:40pm

Professor Bernhard Breier and Professor Gerald Tannock featured in a recent NZ Listener article about gut microbe transfer, entitled “The Fat Bugs”.