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Postgraduate study

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 to be 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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Undergraduate Summer Scholarships 2016

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