Highlights

Mid-term review sets future direction

Mid-term review sets future direction

A comprehensive independent assessment found the Centre to be performing at a high level, producing distinct and positive ben...

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Flagship launches careers of young investigators

Flagship launches careers of young investigators

The MWC Tuberculosis Flagship research programme has proved to be a great springboard for younger investigators to progress t...

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Smarter drug design

Smarter drug design

An advanced experimental technique linked to high powered computation is becoming an increasingly important tool for MWC rese...

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MWC salutes founding Principal Investigator

MWC salutes founding Principal Investigator

Professor John Fraser, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland, has stood down from...

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High-impact publications highlight TB research

High-impact publications highlight TB research

Researchers in the MWC’s Tuberculosis Flagship Research Programme have had their long hours in the lab recognised through pub...

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‘Sugar in Schools’ study launched nationwide

‘Sugar in Schools’ study launched nationwide

The Maurice Wilkins Centre launched the ‘Sugar in Schools’ study in 2017 – a ground-breaking multi-year programme bringing sc...

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Investigating a bacterial 'master' of disguise

Investigating a bacterial 'master' of disguise

MWC researchers have revealed a unique protein in a common bacterium that helps it disguise itself from immune attack. This d...

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Working with Māori in regional research centres

Working with Māori in regional research centres

MWC Deputy Director Professor Peter Shepherd and Associate Investigator Professor Tony Merriman have been instrumental in for...

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MWC welcomes landmark results for lung cancer drug

MWC welcomes landmark results for lung cancer drug

A novel lung cancer drug with strong development links to the MWC has shown impressive results in a large-scale international...

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Honouring excellence

Honouring excellence

MWC investigators received several national and international awards in 2017, celebrating and honouring their contributions t...

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Home-grown research attracts high investor interest

Home-grown research attracts high investor interest

Home-grown, high-tech health research from the Maurice Wilkins Centre has attracted support from local and international inve...

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Using 'molecular superglue' to build protein trees

Using 'molecular superglue' to build protein trees

Biological batteries, new vaccines and more cost-effective pharmaceuticals are just some of the potential benefits of Maurice...

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Cells get increasing coverage

Cells get increasing coverage

Human cells have always been important in Maurice Wilkins Centre research, but new developments open up new ground for both r...

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Re-thinking the causes of rheumatic fever

Re-thinking the causes of rheumatic fever

Researchers and health professionals are re-thinking the causes of rheumatic fever after studies by Maurice Wilkins Centre in...

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Chemistry, bio and immunology combine to target immune receptor

Chemistry, bio and immunology combine to target immune receptor

A Maurice Wilkins Centre collaboration across several scientific disciplines has led to a patent for a new immunotherapy drug...

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Newly funded research highlights MWC collaborations

Newly funded research highlights MWC collaborations

A five-year research programme aims to develop nontoxic vaccine technologies to complement existing cancer immunotherapies.

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The tumour-promoting activities of a famous protein

The tumour-promoting activities of a famous protein

Developing new cancer therapies and a more reliable test for prostate cancer are just some of the potential outcomes of Mauri...

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New insight into an established diabetes target

New insight into an established diabetes target

Facilitating the development of better medicines for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease is a key driver behind some...

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Early career researchers zoom in on an important drug target

Early career researchers zoom in on an important drug target

An estimated 1.3 million people die from tuberculosis (TB) each year, and new drugs are desperately needed, especially as res...

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Standouts on the science stage

Standouts on the science stage

In 2016, Maurice Wilkins Centre investigators received a number of national and international honours in recognition of their...

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Making the most of New Zealand’s resources

Making the most of New Zealand’s resources

The Maurice Wilkins Centre is facilitating access to specialised equipment and facilities across the nation with a new scheme...

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Mapping microscopic worlds

Mapping microscopic worlds

Maurice Wilkins Centre researchers have used unique microscopic imaging techniques to peer into the three-dimensional structu...

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Pursuing a dynamic research career

Pursuing a dynamic research career

A chance project as an undergraduate led early career researcher Dr Wanting Jiao to the world of computational modelling wher...

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MWC leads cancer immune therapy conversation

MWC leads cancer immune therapy conversation

The Maurice Wilkins Centre continues to be part of an international drive to develop and improve immune therapy for cancer. I...

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New Zealand TB research tackles international problem

New Zealand TB research tackles international problem

A 2014 pilot study funded by the Maurice Wilkins Centre’s Flexible Research Programme has led to a larger investigation into ...

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China collaborations go from strength to strength

China collaborations go from strength to strength

The Maurice Wilkins Centre continues to lead the way in establishing biomedical research ties between New Zealand and China. ...

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Genetic study challenges popular opinion

Genetic study challenges popular opinion

A new Maurice Wilkins Centre study is bringing together researchers from across the country to investigate the genetic factor...

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