Professor Stephen Chambers from The Infection Group received the CNZM for services to infectious diseases research in the 2021 New Year Honours.
Professor David Murdoch is the 2020 recipient of the University of Otago Distinguished Research Medal.
The Department's Green Team organised a group of staff, students and whānau from to attend a Christchurch City Council spring maintenance volunteer day at Eastside bush over the weekend.
Professor Steve Chambers, Co-leader of The Infection Group featured in an article on Newshub last night discussing his group’s latest Legionella research.
The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged global co-operation and highlighted the importance of science-based policy in preventing the devastating impact on communities and economies by novel infectious diseases, according to the winner of the University of Otago’s highest honour.
Researchers developing a faster and less painful way of diagnosing Legionnaires’ disease are among the recipients of almost $1million in Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) grants.
University of Otago, Christchurch Dean and infectious disease expert Professor David Murdoch has been asked to formally support the Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine development effort.
What is the likelihood of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed and how long will the process take? Professor David Murdoch, Dean of the University of Otago, Christchurch, addressed these questions in a recent online summit.
University of Otago, Christchurch staff played a key role in one of the country’s first meetings to inform the public about COVID-19 and the response to it.
Leprosy continues to be a significant problem in Pacific nations such as Kiribati. Professor Steve Chambers and his University of Otago, Christchurch colleagues are helping to find the most effective public health interventions.
New Zealanders need to work together in preparation for likely coronavirus pandemic, Otago expert says.
The likelihood of New Zealand remaining coronavirus-free is low and the country should be preparing for a pandemic, a University of Otago, Christchurch infectious diseases specialist warns.