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Postgraduate study

Premier Poster Prize

The Webster Centre was pleased to award the following postgraduate students a Premier poster prize at the the poster session of the Queenstown Molecular Biology Infectious Diseases satellite meeting held on 7 September 2017:

Tom Li, University of Auckland, for his poster entitled "Are plants the answer to the global antibiotic resistance crisis?"

Tom Li Premier Prize Poster Winner, Auckland University

Bhamini Rangnekar, University of Otago, for her poster entitled "A combination of dry powder formulation for treating latent and drug-resistant tuberculosis".

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Poster Prize Winners

The Webster Centre was pleased to award the following postgraduate students a poster prize at the poster session of the Queenstown Molecular Biology Infectious Diseases satellite meeting held on 7 September 2017:

Mel Knottenbelt, University of Otago, with her poster entitled "Investigating the evolution of teixobactin resistance in Enterococcus faecalis"

Poster prize winner Mel Knottenbelt, University of Otago

Ian Monk, the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne, Australia for his poster entitled "Phosphatase activity of the essential Histidine Kinase WalK in Staphylococcus aureus".

Poster prize winner, Ian Monk, University of Otago

Most 'Translatable' Poster Prize (sponsored by D4 Network)

The Webster Centre was pleased to award the 'most translatable' poster prize (sponsored by D4 Network) at the Queenstown Molecular Biology Infectious Diseases satellite meeting held on 7 September 2017 to Peter Choi, University of Auckland, for his poster entitled "Synthetic studies towards the development of less lipophilic drug of bedaquiline"

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2017 Travel Award winners

The Webster Centre was pleased to award the following postgraduate students a travel scholarship to attend the Queenstown Molecular Biology Infectious Diseases satellite meeting held 7 – 8 September 2017 at Queenstown, New Zealand:

Omega Amoafa

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Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Science, Lincoln University

Supervised by Associate Professor Stephen On, Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Science, Lincoln University.  Omega's research is in relation to Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (ARB): Trends in conventional dairy farms compared with organic counterparts in New Zealand and China.

Daniel Palmer

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Krause Lab

Supervised by Professor Kurt Krause, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago.  Daniel's research is in relation to glutamate racemase, a 'hot spot' for Mycobacterium drug design.

2016 Travel Award Winners

The Webster Centre was pleased to award the following postgraduate students a travel scholarship to attend conferences:

Alex Noble

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Tate Lab

University of Otago, New Zealand

Supervised by Professor Warren Tate, Department of Biochemistry, Alex travelled to the biennial International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Conference which was held from 27 – 31 October 2016 at Ford Lauderdale, USA.

Adrian Patterson

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Fineran Lab

University of Otago, New Zealand

Supervised by Associate Professor Peter Fineran, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Adrian attended the New Zealand Microbiological Society Conference which was held from 14 – 17 November at Christchurch, NZ.  His research is in relation to quorum sensing controls adaptive immunity through multiple CRISPR-Cas systems.

Brinsley (Brin) Ryder

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Kirman Lab

University of Otago, New Zealand

Supervised by Dr Jo Kirman, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Brin will be attending the 2nd Innate Immune Memory Conference to be held 14 – 17 March 2017 at Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.  His research is in relation to vaccine development for tuberculosis.

Jess Thomson

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Lamont Lab

University of Otago, New Zealand

Supervised by Professor Iain Lamont, Department of Biochemistry, Jess will be attending the 16th International Conference on Pseudomonas to be held 5 – 9 September 2017 at Liverpool, England, UK.  Her research is in relation to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.

Bridget Watson

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Fineran Lab

University of Otago, Dunedin

Supervised by Associate Professor Peter Fineran, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Bridget will be attending the 22nd Evergreen Bacteriophage Conference to be held 6 – 11 August 2017 at Olympia, Washington, USA. Her research is in relation to CRISPR-Cas systems, toxin-antitoxin/abortive infection systems and phage biology.

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Postgraduate travel awards

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