MWC researchers discover new path to potential anti-cancer, antibiotic drugs
23 September 2020
A team of MWC investigators has gained some key new insights into the molecular assembly of certain anti-cancer and antibiotic molecules - paving the way for the design of more effective drugs to treat cancer or antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
Endeavour funding for research led by Professor Dame Margaret Brimble
17 September 2020
A research project led by Distinguished Professor Dame Margaret Brimble, MWC Deputy Director at the University of Auckland, has been awarded over $9 million from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) 2020 Endeavour Fund.
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.
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.
New Zealand Listener covers MWC rheumatic fever research
29 August 2017
Rheumatic fever research by MWC Associate Investigator Dr Nikki Moreland is a major talking point in a recent cover story by New Zealand Listener (Jul 29 to Aug 4, 2017 issue).
New Zealand on the map for novel antibiotic research
24 November 2016
Investigators Dr Jeremy Owen and Associate Professor David Ackerley from Victoria University Wellington have featured on the front cover of leading international journal Cell Chemical Biology.