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University of Otago lab unravelling COVID-19

Members of University of Otago Containment Lab team working on COVID thumbnail

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

A high-security Physical Containment Laboratory (PC3) at the University of Otago’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is undertaking research to isolate and grow SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, with samples taken from infected individuals.

Lecturer and students volunteer time to make sanitiser

Dr Shyamal Das and his team thumb

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

All the hand sanitiser needed by the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus over the coming weeks has been produced in-house and in record time by a School of Pharmacy senior lecturer and his students.