MWC investigator backs COVID-19 vaccine search
27 May 2020
New Zealand scientists have already identified a number of potential COVID-19 vaccine candidates, according to Associate Professor James Ussher, MWC Associate Investigator at the University of Otago.
COVID-19 antibody testing underway in MWC labs
22 May 2020
MWC Principal Investigator Dr Nikki Moreland, Immunologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, is working with a team of researchers on lab-based COVID-19 antibody tests in a bid to better understand the body's immune response to the virus.
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.
MWC team awarded funding for COVID-19 research
3 May 2020
MWC researchers at the University of Auckland have been awarded Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) funding to investigate whether certain types of patent could be used for COVID-19 antiviral drug development.