3D-printed gyroid hydrogel

22 June 2020

Professor Conan Fee from UC’s School of Product Design has established a large multi-disciplinary research team, spanning three tertiary institutions and Callaghan Innovation to tackle ground-breaking research in 3D-printing of microstructured materials.


James Titterington

11 June 2020

Campylobacter jejuni is a common cause of food poisoning in New Zealand. Yet the biomolecular interactions at play when this bacterial infection strikes are poorly understood. With the support of a Fast-Start grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Dr Timothy Allison is taking a closer look at this human pathogen in order to expose the complex interactions of its membrane-bound machinery.


Renwick Dobson in lab

07 April 2020

A University of Canterbury (UC)-led study taking a close-up look at how bacteria import essential nutrients, aims to provide new insights on harmful bacteria and the processes that enable them to thrive. Its findings could support the future development of new antibiotics. The leading-edge biomolecular research has won a three–year $890,000 grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden.


JodieJohnston

23 March 2020

A team of New Zealand researchers led by a University of Canterbury (UC) scientist has discovered a novel mechanism of controlling vitamin K2 production in the bacterial pathogen that causes tuberculosis (known as TB or the white plague).


Dr Vanessa Morris

26 February 2020

Current treatments for Alzheimer’s disease can help manage symptoms but are unable to slow the progression of this devastating disease. With the assistance of a $300,000 Fast-Start grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, UC biochemist and lecturer Dr Vanessa Morris is seeking to unravel the molecular interactions driving Alzheimer’s disease. Her work could pave the way to new and more effective therapies.


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14 November 2019

Two outstanding University of Canterbury researchers are among the ten nationwide who have been awarded 2019 Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships - Dr Azadeh Hashemi and Dr Rodrigo Martinez Gazoni.


Tyron Love

05 November 2019

Twelve University of Canterbury-led research projects have been green-lit by the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau to the total of $6.54 million in diverse fields of research. The research covers four of UC’s five colleges, and includes research in engineering, management, computer science and software engineering, linguistics, political science and te reo as well as physical, chemical and biological sciences.


Volker Nock

28 October 2019

The University of Canterbury and Biomolecular Interaction Centre have just announced nearly $800,000 of investment in cutting-edge technology that combines additive manufacturing and nanotechnology in the form of the highest resolution 3D printing available world-wide.


Volker Nock

10 October 2019

University of Canterbury (UC) engineer Dr Volker Nock has been awarded a 2019 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship to accelerate research into saving native trees from fungal pathogens, announced today by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.


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16 September 2019

The University of Canterbury has just announced nearly $1M of investment in a cutting-edge mass spectrometer to be housed in the newly established Rutherford Regional Science and Innovation Centre.


Geoff Chase

06 August 2019

UC Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase is working on world-first insulin sensor technology to enable ‘right now’ measurement for those managing type 2 diabetes.


Sapling imaged in the Australian Synchrotron

05 August 2019

In what could be a world-first, UC researchers Associate Professors Daniel Holland and Matthew Watson, along with PhD student Tenaya Driller, have imaged live maple saplings at the Australian Synchrotron.


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25 February 2019

Earlier this month, a rocket blasted off from the Waikato countryside, firing up through the clouds to an altitude of 31,000 feet – carrying with it the first biological experiments launched and recovered from a rocket in New Zealand.


Antony Fairbanks

10 January 2019

A University of Canterbury chemist has won the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry’s prestigious Maurice Wilkins Centre Prize for Excellence in Chemical Science.


Jennifer Crowther

11 December 2018

A University of Canterbury biochemist is creating a way to diagnose the life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia with the potential to save the lives of pregnant women and their babies worldwide.


Jodie Johnston in lab

11 December 2018

A University of Canterbury researcher has been awarded $100,000 to study Staph infection-causing bacteria, in a study that could save lives around the world.


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21 November 2018

A University of Canterbury researcher has been awarded $100,000 to study Staph infection-causing bacteria, in a study that could save lives around the world.


Jennifer Crowther

02 November 2018

A University of Canterbury biochemist is creating a way to diagnose the life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia with the potential to save the lives of pregnant women and their babies worldwide.


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10 October 2018

An innovative biological treatment to overcome antibiotic resistance, a pioneering technique to create environmentally friendly, near-zero waste processes in the galvanising industry, and a diagnostic test to save mother and baby from life-threatening pre-eclampsia are among the winners in this year’s University of Canterbury Innovation Jumpstart competition.


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.


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13 August 2018

The world's most comprehensive study of geothermal springs has provided unique insight into their make-up, discovering 28,000 different microorganisms.


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28 June 2018

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


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.


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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.


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