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Wednesday 10 October 2018 9:38am

The Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases has awarded three conference attendance scholarships for young researchers to attend 'Microbes and Molecules', on 26-29 November 2018.

The conference is the joint NZ Microbiological Society and NZ Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting being held in Dunedin .

Congratulations to the recipients:

  • Tess McBride (honours student from the Fineran laboratory)
  • Dr Suzanne-Louise Warring (research technician from the Fineran laboratory)
  • Dr Da Yuan Chen (a postdoctoral fellow from the Husain laboratory)

Special conference guest

The Webster Centre is also sponsoring Dr Kathryn Holt, University of Melbourne, who will be a plenary speaker at the conference.

Kat is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the University of Melbourne's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Bio21 Institute. She has a BA/BSc majoring in Biochemistry, Applied Statistics and Philosophy; a Master of Epidemiology; and a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Cambridge and Sanger Institute.

Kat's research focus is microbial genomics, focusing on sequencing-based approaches to understanding bacterial pathogens and infectious disease, particularly typhoid, dysentery and hospital-associated infections.

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