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The 2017 Infectious Diseases Symposium  7–8 September at Queenstown, New Zealand

The biennial meeting is sponsored jointly by Queenstown Molecular Biology; Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases; School of Biomedical Sciences; Maurice Wilkins Centre; One Health Aotearoa; New Zealand Food Safety Science & Research Centre; Ferrier; D4 Network and is being convened by Professor Greg Cook, University of Otago and Dr Nikki Moreland, University of Auckland. 

Sessions covered are microbial pathogen genomes, infection and immunity, tuberculosis, drug discovery and novel therapeutics and vaccines, GAS and viral pathogenesis.

Confirmed speakers (to date) include:

Eng Eong Ooi, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
John Blanchard, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Michael Kelso University of Wollongong, Australia
Suzanne Gebhard, University of Bath, UK
Elizabeth Hartland, Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne
Nigel French, Massey University
Jacelyn Loh, University of Auckland
Deborah Williamson, Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne
Htin-Lin-Aung, University of Otago
David Murdoch, University of Otago, Christchurch
Amy Chung, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne
Mike Taylor, University of Auckland
Gary Evans, Ferrier Research Institute
David Goldstone, University of Auckland
Matloob Husain, University of Otago
Rob Fagerlund, University of Otago

Download QMB/WC Infectious Diseases' Speaker Symposium brochure (.pdf 703 KB)

Download the QMB Infectious Diseases' programme (.pdf 35 KB)

The Webster Centre was pleased to announce funding to postgraduate students to attend and present their research at this meeting.  View postgraduate scholarship winners.

This meeting will be a great opportunity for those working in the field of microbiology and infectious diseases, pathogenomics, drug discovery and viral pathogenesis to present their research and facilitate collaborations.  The official meeting website can be found at

View from the lakefront of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand
View from the lakefront of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand.

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