Highlights

Professor Peter Hunter awarded nation’s top science honour (2009)

Professor Peter Hunter awarded nation’s top science honour (2009)

Professor Peter Hunter was presented with the prestigious 2009 Rutherford Medal at the Royal Society of New Zealand’s annual ...

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Creating connections between drug discovery and business (2009)

Creating connections between drug discovery and business (2009)

The Maurice Wilkins Centre hosted the New Zealand Drug Discovery Symposium in September 2009, bringing together more than 450...

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Study exposes superbug defences (2009)

Study exposes superbug defences (2009)

An international study between scientists from New Zealand and Denmark has revealed exactly how the bacterium Staphylococcus ...

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Lighting up lymph nodes (2009)

Lighting up lymph nodes (2009)

Maurice Wilkins Centre researchers have made exciting new discoveries about how human lymph nodes work.

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Stem cell pioneer delivers "knockout" lecture (2009)

Stem cell pioneer delivers "knockout" lecture (2009)

Stem cells have the capacity to replenish any type of cell in the body. It’s this quality that gives stem cells the potential...

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Kidney cancer researcher scores a first for New Zealand (2009)

Kidney cancer researcher scores a first for New Zealand (2009)

In December 2009, Maurice Wilkins Centre investigator Associate Professor Michael Hay became the first New Zealand scientist ...

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Mixing with Asia’s best and brightest (2009)

Mixing with Asia’s best and brightest (2009)

The Maurice Wilkins Centre sponsored two secondary school students and a teacher to attend an Asian regional science camp. 

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Crystals of mirrored proteins (2009)

Crystals of mirrored proteins (2009)

Maurice Wilkins Centre researchers are using an exciting new crystallisation technique to reveal the structure of proteins.

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Help with difficult diagnoses (2009)

Help with difficult diagnoses (2009)

Maurice Wilkins Centre technology is helping Auckland Hospital with difficult diagnoses. 

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First doctoral students – where are they now? (2009)

First doctoral students – where are they now? (2009)

In 2008, the first students to receive full scholarships from the Maurice Wilkins Centre graduated with their PhDs. 

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