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Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) – James Ussher

May 25, 2023 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Castle 1 Lecture Theatre

It’s a team game: a research journey in infection and immunity

About Professor James Ussher’s research

James is an immunologist and a clinical microbiologist (at Southern Community Laboratories) whose research programme is focussed on the immune response to infection and on antibiotic resistance.

His laboratory is investigating the role of innate-like T-cells in anti-bacterial immunity and how they might be harnessed to prevent infection. They also contribute to several vaccine development projects. In addition, his laboratory uses whole genome sequencing of antibiotic resistant bacteria to identify outbreaks and track transmission pathways to enable interventions.

He is involved in collaborative research projects in New Zealand, the Pacific, Asia, and the United Kingdom.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, he co-led the establishment of the Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand – Ohu Kaupare Huaketo (VAANZ), a multi-institutional team of researchers and industry focused on building New Zealand’s capability and platforms for vaccine development. He was a member of the Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce and is a member of the COVID-19 Vaccine Technical Advisory Group.

Streaming information for Professor James Ussher

This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Thursday 25th May 2023, at the following web address:

Professor James Ussher’s IPL video stream

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