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Southern Blot

The magazine of the NZSBMB.


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Congratulations to the student poster prize winners at the 2017 NZSBMB conference:



Priya Philem (University of Otago).



Joshua Gilligan, Astra Heywood and Chun Shen Lim  (all University of Otago).

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2016 Custom Science NZSBMB Award

Custom Science award

Dr Paul Gardner (University of Canterbury) is the winner of this year's Custom Science NZSBMB Award for Research Excellence. In his award lecture, Dr Gardner gave a fascinating account of how avoiding RNA-RNA interactions is important for controlling protein expression, and evolution. He also spoke about his benchmarking of bioinformatics tools – from which he was forced to conclude that many are both slow, and inaccurate!



Student Travel Awards


Congratulations to the record number of students who won travel awards in the March 2017 funding round:
- Alistair Brown (Victoria University)
- Matthew Chisnall (University of Otago)
- Kyle Van de Bittner (University of Canterbury)
- Hui Wen Lee (University of Auckland; Plant & Food Research)
- Shereen Asha Murugayah (University of Otago)
- Rafea Naffa (Massey University)
- Kelly Paton (Victoria University)
- Gabriel Rawcliffe (University of Otago)