Friday, 20 May, 2016

The 2015 NZMS Orator, Associate Professor Mary Nulsen, is beginning her Orator tour. She will be giving a talk entitled Automation in the Laboratory and Antibacterial Agents at 1 pm on Monday 23 May 2016, in Room WE240 on AUT's main city campus in Auckland. She will give the talk at 12 pm on Tuesday 24 May in Room K.G.01, K Block, Waikato University, Hamilton.

Monday, 9 November, 2015

Congratulations to Nicole Wheeler from the Univeristy of Canterbury. Nicole has won the student oral presentation prize for 2015 with her talk "Profile-based comparision of Pseudomonas genomes reveals signatures of pathogenicity.

Monday, 21 September, 2015


Conference report – Adrian Patterson, PhD candidate, University of Otago

ASM2015 (31st May – 3rd June 2015)

The CRISPR-Cas ‘prokaryotic adaptive immune system' represents an intricate defence strategy allowing bacteria to protect themselves against invading genetic elements such as bacteriophages or plasmids. Through the acquisition of short segments of invading nucleic acid sequences into genomic CRISPR loci, this system provides a heritable genetic memory of...

Monday, 23 March, 2015



The University of Otago’s The Infection Group and Health, Environment and Infection Research Unit (HEIRU), Massey University’s Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC), and The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) Ltd will be hosting a two-day symposium on infectious diseases in Wellington in March 2016.

The symposium will provide scientists and policy makers from a variety of disciplines with the opportunity to share information and ideas on current research in the field of infectious disease, in both humans and animals (a One...

Tuesday, 10 March, 2015

A PhD schoarship is being offered by AgResearch. See the attached for more details.

Monday, 2 March, 2015

Graduate Assistant (Four Positions)

Institute of Fundamental Sciences, College of Sciences
Palmerston North, Massey University of New Zealand

The Institute of Fundamental Sciences invites outstanding students to apply for competitive Graduate Assistant positions to support them whilst studying for a PhD at Massey University.

Positions are available in the subjects Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry and Cell Biology (one position in each subject area).

These are salaried teaching positions in...

Saturday, 29 November, 2014

The Microbiology Australia  is the journal of the Australian Microbiological Society. The New Zealand Microbiological Society was invited to contribute two articles in a special issue to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Galipoli Campaign. This anniversary will be celebrated by a number of events during 2015.

The two articles prepared by the New Zealand MIcrobiological Society are:

The Gallipoli gallop: dealing with dysentery on the ‘fringes of hell’...

Monday, 24 November, 2014

The NZMS annual conference was held in Wellington last week. This year we joint with the New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a fitting union given the conference’s theme of “Molecules and Microbes more –omic than ever?”  The conference was started with a thought provoking public lecture by Assoc. Prof. Mark Thomas on antibiotic use in New Zealand, and was followed by two and half days of outstanding scientific presentations - both oral and poster.

The conference was supported with plenary sessions from leading international researchers (Professors...