MWC researchers identify novel drug target for TB
14 May 2020
Several researchers from the Maurice Wilkins Centre are co-authors on a recent paper reporting a novel mechanism for controlling the synthesis of essential vitamin K2 in the bacterial pathogen that causes tuberculosis.
Discovery helps pave way for new anti-TB drugs
5 July 2018
Maurice Wilkins Centre researchers at the University of Otago have reported a discovery that may lead to the development of new drugs capable of treating tuberculosis, which kills more people worldwide than any other infectious disease.
Top journal recognises MWC anti-TB research
7 March 2018
Maurice Wilkins Centre researchers and colleagues who synthesised a potent anti-tubercular (TB) compound have had their long hours in the lab recognised in leading chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie.
Dr Htin Lin Aung awarded major fellowship for TB research
1 November 2017
University of Otago microbiology and immunology researcher Dr Htin Lin Aung has been awarded a $500,000 Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship by the Health Research Council (HRC) that will enable him to continue his work combatting tuberculosis (TB) at local and inte...
Novel discovery may lead to new ways to combat TB
7 September 2017
An innovative approach for combatting multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is being pioneered by an international team of researchers led by Maurice Wilkins Centre principal investigator Professor Greg Cook and his colleague Dr Kiel Hards at the University of Otago.