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Webster Family Chair in Pathogenesis appointment

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Friday, 22 March 2019

Following an extensive international search, Professor Miguel Quiñones-Mateu has been appointed as the second holder of the Webster Family Chair in Viral Pathogenesis in the University of Otago’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Biomedical Sciences.

Webster Centre awards conference scholarships


Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases has awarded three conference attendance scholarships to young researchers to attend 'Microbes and Molecules' in November 2018.

Webster researchers feature in Otago Spotlight Series

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Thursday, 4 October 2018

At the 2018 Otago Spotlight Series: Infectious Disease Research forum held in Wellington, four of the Webster Centre's leading researchers presented their work.  Recordings of their presentations are now available.

Chaffer Fellow will share advanced microscopy techniques

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Chaffer Fellow, Dr Kelly Rogers, will deliver lectures on advanced microscopy techniques, a research seminar about her latest work, and a workshop on image analysis, to staff and students at the University of Otago.

Early immune response research wins Otago Spotlight Award

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Brin Ryder, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, won the Otago Spotlight student poster competition. As one of five finalists he presented his work, on early immune response, to a large audience at the Infectious Disease research forum in Wellington, and gained first place from the judges.

Flu Hunter: Unlocking the Secrets of a Virus

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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Flu Hunter is Robert G Webster’s gripping, first-person account of the tenacious scientific detective work involved in revealing the secrets of this killer virus.

Join the crew to track the flu!

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Thursday, 30 August 2018

The Ministry of Health is looking for volunteers to help track influenza. People who live in New Zealand who have easy access to email on a weekly basis are being invited to help . 

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