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Infectious Disease Research symposium

Massey University’s Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDReC), the University of Otago and Environmental Sciences Research (ESR) Ltd will be hosting a two-day mini-symposium on infectious diseases in Wellington at the Massey campus.

The symposium will provide scientists and policy makers from a variety of disciplines the opportunity to share information and ideas on current research in the field of infectious disease, in both humans and animals (a One Health approach).

Date: 9th and 10th September 2014
Venue: Lecture Theatre 4B06 (Ground Floor in Block 4 - see map below)
Parking: Limited coupon parking is available on surrounding streets (first two hours are free)

Register to attend now

Invited speakers 

Prof Michael Baker (University of Otago)
Professor Bryce Buddle (AgResearch)
Prof Greg Cook (University of Otago)
A/Prof Adrian Cookson (AgResearch/Massey University)
Prof John Crump (University of Otago)
Prof Jeroen Douwes (Massey University)
Prof Nigel French (Massey University)
Prof Frank Griffin (Otago University)
Dr Richard Hall (ESR Ltd)
Dr David Hayman (Massey University)
Helen Hefernan (ESR Ltd)
Prof Cord Heuer (Massey University)
Dr Chris Jewell (Massey University)
Prof David Murdoch (University of Otago)
Dr Eve Pleydell (MPI)
Dr Marian Price-Carter (AgResearch)
Dr Una Ren (ESR Ltd)
Prof Mick Roberts (Massey University)
Dr Wendi Roe (Massey University)
Prof Gerald Tannock (University of Otago)
Dr James Ussher (University of Otago)
Dr Tim Vaughan (University of Auckland)
Dr David Welch (University of Auckland)
Dr Debbie Williamson (University of Otago and ESR Ltd)

Session topics

  • Antimicrobial resistance in humans and other animals
  • Dealing with emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in NZ
  • The role of microbiomes and pathogens in both communicable and non-communicable diseases
  • Genomic epidemiology and pathogen evolution in NZ – more data, better tools, greater insight
  • Two open sessions which include talks on new infectious disease research in New Zealand

Please download our programme for more information.

IDReC symposium programme (175 KB)

Getting there

Find out more about the bus routes to Massey's Wellington Campus, and see a map of the campus.

Wellington Campus Map 2014 (454 KB)

Wellington bus network (1,705 KB)