MWC 2017 Research Symposium Highlights
20 December 2017
The Maurice Wilkins Centre 2017 Research Symposium was held at the University of Otago, Dunedin, from 4 to 5 December. We report on the highlights of what was a highly informative and memorable couple of days attended by more than 130 researchers from around New Zealand.
Science education workshop for patient groups and medical charities
19 December 2017
Professor Peter Shepherd, Deputy Director of the Maurice Wilkins Centre, recently hosted a one-day workshop to provide updates on medical research advances in various fields to leaders of patient groups and medical charity organisations.
MWC partners with Ngati Porou Hauora for new research centre on East Coast
13 December 2017
The Maurice Wilkins Centre and Ngāti Porou Hauora have concluded an agreement to set up a jointly managed health research centre based at Te Whare Hauora o Ngāti Porou, Te Puia Springs, on the North Island's East Coast.
Lung cancer drug poised for global approval, says MWC investigator
11 December 2017
Dacomitinib, an irreversible epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor developed in collaboration with Pfizer by researchers led by MWC Associate Investigator Dr. Jeff Smaill, has shown significant efficacy in the treatment of patients with non-small-...
NZIC announces two winners of 2017 MWC Prize for Chemical Science
16 November 2017
Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, University of Auckland, and Associate Professor James Crowley, University of Otago, have both been awarded the 2017 Maurice Wilkins Centre Prize for Chemical Science, as announced by the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry.
Dr Htin Lin Aung awarded major fellowship for TB research
1 November 2017
University of Otago microbiology and immunology researcher Dr Htin Lin Aung has been awarded a $500,000 Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship by the Health Research Council (HRC) that will enable him to continue his work combatting tuberculosis (TB) at local and inte...
Royal Society Te Aparangi awards Callaghan Medal to Professor Peter Shepherd
14 October 2017
Professor Peter Shepherd, Deputy Director of the Maurice Wilkins Centre, has been awarded the Callaghan Medal for pioneering activities to increase the understanding of science by the New Zealand public.
Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowship
13 October 2017
MWC Affiliate Investigator Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee of the University of Otago is one of only ten recipients across the country to be awarded a 2017 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship.