Infectious disease research at the University of Otago highlights the research expertise and activities of scientists investigating human, animal, and environmental infectious diseases in Aotearoa / New Zealand.

We also partner with a wide range of stakeholders, institutions and communities beyond Aotearoa New Zealand to collaborate on infectious disease issues of global significance.

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Animal, plant, and environment

  • Agriculture
  • One Health concept
  • Zoonotic pathogens

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Disease prevention and control

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Epidemiology
  • New therapies
  • Vaccines

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Understanding bacteria, viruses, and parasites

  • Ecology
  • Microbial structural physiology
  • Virology

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