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Rachel North

24 September 2018

Postdoctoral fellow Dr Rachel North from UC’s College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao and Biomolecular Interaction Centre has been awarded $100,000 of funding from the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) to pursue her goal of understanding how Haemophilus influenzae scavenges and utilises a simple sugar (sialic acid).

Ben Houlton

24 September 2018

A University of Canterbury student is developing 3D-printed water filters with potential to improve water quality in developing countries.

Azadeh Hashemi banner image

12 June 2018

Doctoral student Azadeh Hashemi from UC’s College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha and the Biomolecular Interaction Centre is working toward her ultimate goal of helping to replicate cells and regrow lost muscle tissue.

Michael Currie/ Ren Dobson

12 June 2018

A high definition image of a protein structure will help drug designers develop products to specifically target pathogens, creating treatments for certain illnesses.


10 May 2018

Two researchers from the University of Canterbury have developed machine-learning software that can predict how dangerous a particular strain of Salmonella will be, according to a paper published in PLOS Genetics this week.


17 January 2018

A new laser detection tool being developed by two University of Canterbury chemistry experts may help farmers to pinpoint environmental problems and develop smart farming strategies to minimise impacts.

Ziqi Yu

29 August 2017

Ziqi Yu has commenced a PhD, co-funded by BIC and AgResearch, on the effect of protein and lipid co-oxidation on food quality. Ziqi is based at AgResearch in Lincoln, working under the supervision of Dr Anita Grosvenor, along with Dr Stefan Clerens and UC’s Dr Grant Pearce.

two students in lab with lab coats

31 July 2017

The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) is offering a scholarship for studying Legionella mobility and persistence in plumbing systems using micro mimics.

Tertiary protein structure

19 June 2017

BIC Principal Investigators, Ren Dobson and Volker Nock, were awarded a 2016 UC Tech Jumpstart prize of $20,000 for their project 'A point-of-care microfluidic device that tests for blood incompatibility'.

Henry You Li

03 April 2017

Professor Antony Fairbanks and his team have been engineering ENGase enzymes in a project which has significant implications for the development of better treatments for lysosomal storage disorders by enzyme replacement therapy.

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