Highlights

Building blocks for new medicines

Building blocks for new medicines

The MWC uses New Zealand’s outstanding medicinal chemistry expertise to discover new medicines. A particular kind of chemistr...

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MWC senior leadership team welcomes new appointees

MWC senior leadership team welcomes new appointees

We highlight the recent appointments of three exceptional scientists – Associate Professor Rinki Murphy, Professor Debbie Hay...

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One cancer gene – but several different proteins

One cancer gene – but several different proteins

Cancer arises due to changes in DNA in a single cell.  Many changes are needed over time to a cell’s DNA to make it cancerous...

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Young MWC scientists drive upskilling of peers nationwide

Young MWC scientists drive upskilling of peers nationwide

The Maurice Wilkins Centre is committed to developing a new generation of scientific leaders. In 2018, our Early Career Steer...

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Turning the tables on cancer

Turning the tables on cancer

Tumours often contain areas with less oxygen than is found in normal tissues. These areas are less vulnerable to many forms o...

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Margaret Brimble elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London

Margaret Brimble elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London

Professor Dame Margaret Brimble, MWC Principal Investigator at the University of Auckland, added a wonderful achievement to h...

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Developing a vaccine to prevent rheumatic fever

Developing a vaccine to prevent rheumatic fever

Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infection is widespread around the world, but causes particularly serious complications in New Ze...

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In 2018, NZ$58M was raised by companies in New Zealand and overseas to take MWC discoveries through to the clinic – a new rec...

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Growing miniature human organs from stem cells

Growing miniature human organs from stem cells

Stem cells are cells that can grow into different types of cells in the body.  They sit in special zones throughout the body ...

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Celebrations as regional research centres open

Celebrations as regional research centres open

The MWC continued to strengthen its relationships with Māori communities in 2018. MWC Deputy Director Professor Peter Shepher...

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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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