• IDReC researcher interviewed about the Ebola virus outbreak

    28 March 2014

    IDReC researcher Dr David Hayman was interviewed by Radio France Internationale this week, regarding the Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea. Click here to listen to the Podcast.   David has recently joined the team in his...Read More

  • Team Research Medal Awarded

    28 March 2014

    The Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health team attended the Defining Excellence Awards, held at the Auckland War Memorial earlier this month, to collect their Team Research Medal. Congratulations to all the team.  ...Read More

  • Uawanui Sustainability Project launched

    28 March 2014

    IDReC Director Professor Nigel French visited Hauiti Marae last week for the launch of the Uawanui Sustainability Project, involving the Allan Wilson Centre, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti and the Uawa Tolaga Bay community.  The project provides...Read More

  • IDReC Director to give prestigious D.L.T Smith Lecture

    7 March 2014

    IDReC Director Professor Nigel French will give the 2014 D.L.T Smith Lecture this month, held at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon. The D.L.T. Smith Lecture is described as “one of the most prestigious events of the...Read More

  • Risk factors for leptospirosis in abattoir workers in New Zealand

    7 February 2014

    A new publication by IDReC researchers and co-authors is now available online at International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The study showed that wearing personal protective equipment did not protect against...Read More

  • Leptospirosis editorial: New Zealand Medical Journal

    31 January 2014

    IDReC researcher Dr Jackie Benschop and co-author Dr Chris Mansell (Clinical Microbiologist, Waikato Hospital) highlight the need for a “collaborative one-health approach” towards the control of human leptospirosis, in an editorial...Read More

  • IDReC PI invited speaker at international conference

    13 December 2013

    Professor Tim Carpenter recently gave an invited presentation at the 28th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Asia, the Far East and Oceania, held in Cebu, Philippines. Professor Carpenter’s talk was on “The use of...Read More

  • Leptospirosis feature: December 2013 issue of VetScript

    6 December 2013

    This month’s issue of VetScript features 13 articles on Leptospirosis, with 6 articles written by researchers from the mEpiLab/EpiCentre Leptospirosis Research Group. The feature issue includes the following articles from the group:...Read More

  • IDReC PI gives keynote presentation at OIE hosted conference

    14 November 2013

    Professor Tim Carpenter recently attended the OIE international conference on “Risk Analysis as a tool for the control of Animal Diseases and Zoonoses in the Mediterranean Basin”, held in Teramo, Italy. Professor Carpenter gave a...Read More

  • IDReC researchers showcase their work on Leptospirosis

    14 November 2013

    Massey University’s Leptospirosis Research Group recently attended a Rural Women New Zealand and the Farmers Leptospirosis Action Group (FLAG) educational meeting  designed to disseminate pertinent information to the farming...Read More

  • Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health team win Massey University Research Medal

    1 November 2013

    The team at mEpiLab and EpiCentre have been awarded the Massey University Research Medal 2013 – Team (Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health). The medal will be presented at the Massey University Defining Excellence Awards in March next...Read More

  • IDReC researchers attend International Leptospirosis Conference

    24 October 2013

    Seven representatives from the mEpiLab/EpiCentre Leptospirosis Research Group attended the recent International Leptospirosis Conference (ILS) in Japan, making the Massey group one of the largest contingents at the meeting. The conference...Read More

  • Postgraduate students win travel awards

    24 October 2013

    Two PhD students, Juan Sanhueza and Emilie Vallée, from mEpiLab/EpiCentre both successfully competed for student travel awards funded by the US National Institute of Health (NIH), at the 2013 International Leptospirosis Conference in Japan....Read More

  • IDReC Director gives public lecture on water quality and health

    11 October 2013

    Last week Professor Nigel French gave a public lecture on “What effect will improving water quality have on the health of New Zealanders?” Professor French discussed when, where and how people come into contact with waterborne...Read More

  • CHRO 2015 to be held in New Zealand

    4 October 2013

    IDReC Director Professor Nigel French will be the chair of the scientific committee for the next Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms conference (CHRO), after winning the bid to host CHRO in 2015. Read More

  • Environmental and animal contact implicated in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections in humans

    4 October 2013

    A new publication by IDReC postgraduate researcher Patricia Jaros and co-authors is now available online at BMC Infectious Diseases. The authors concluded “Our findings implicate environmental and animal contact, but not food, as...Read More

  • Plenary talk given by IDReC Director at CHRO 2013

    4 October 2013

    Professor Nigel French gave a plenary talk at the recent Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms conference (CHRO 2013), held in Aberdeen. The title of the talk was “10 years of effort to tackle human campylobacteriosis in New...Read More

  • CNRS Distinguished Visitor for IDReC PI

    27 September 2013

    Professor Paul Rainey travels to Paris at the end of this month as a CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) Distinguished Visitor, for a three month stay at the Ecole Normal Superieure. Professor Rainey will be working at...Read More

  • IDReC PG awarded poster prize

    27 September 2013

    Anja Friedrich was awarded one of ten poster prizes at the recent Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms (CHRO 2013) conference, held in Aberdeen. The title of Anja’s poster was “Use of microarrays to identify phenotypic...Read More

  • IDReC PI presents at Telluride Town Talks

    27 September 2013

    “Evolution of Disease” was the name of the talk given by Professor Paul Rainey at this year’s Telluride Town Talks series, held in Telluride, Colorado. The Town Talks were organised by the Telluride Science Research...Read More

  • Disease Ecology and Pathogen Evolution workshop

    15 May 2013

    The Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution and IDReC are sponsoring a workshop on disease ecology and pathogen evolution, to be held in Wellington on the 10th and 11th June 2013.  The workshop includes presentations on work...Read More

  • IDReC PI to talk at Royal Society of New Zealand event

    18 March 2013

    ‘Statistics in the 21st Century: Why Statisticians are the New Sexy Vampires, Only Pastier.' is the name of the talk that Professor Martin Hazelton is presenting at this week's Manawatu Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand...Read More

  • IDReC Director wins Massey University Research Medal

    15 March 2013

    At an awards ceremony in Auckland on Wednesday 13th March, Professor Nigel French was awarded the 2012 Massey University Research Medal for his outstanding research achievements in the areas of food safety, molecular epidemiology and veterinary...Read More

  • IDReC PG awarded a One Health prize

    12 March 2013

    Kruno Bojanic was awarded the "WSAVA Global One Health Congress Recognition Prize" at last week's World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress in Auckland. Kruno's paper entitled "Campylobacter spp. in healthy...Read More

  • IDReC PG nominated for the Dean's List of Exceptional Doctoral Theses

    12 March 2013

    Congratulations to Hamid Irshad who passed his PhD oral examination with flying colours last month. Hamid's examiners were so impressed with his work that they nominated his thesis for the Dean's List of Exceptional Doctoral Theses. A...Read More

  • Book chapter published for IDReC researcher

    8 January 2013

    Dr Julie Collins-Emerson of mEpiLab contributed to the latest edition of Cork and Halliwell's "The veterinary laboratory and field manual". Julie co-wrote Section 4.: "Molecular microbiology as a diagnostic tool". Read More

  • IDReC Director chairs WHO working group session on source attribution

    8 January 2013

    Nigel French was an invited member of a multidisciplinary World Health Organisation consultation on the global control of campylobacteriosis last year, and he chaired a session on source attribution. Over the 3 day meeting, the group...Read More

  • IDReC symposium talks now available online

    5 December 2012

    Did you hear something at the symposium that you'd like to revisit? Or maybe you could not attend and would have liked to. If so, you'll be pleased to know that PDF copies of the majority of papers presented are now available on our...Read More

  • IDReC advisor featured on Kim Hill

    27 October 2012

    IDReC Scientfic Advisor and Member of the National Academy of Sciences (US), Professor Bruce Levin, spoke to Kim Hill on Radio New Zealand during his recent visit to New Zealand to attend the First IDReC Science Sympoisum.  Bruce spoke...Read More

  • First IDReC Science Symposium

    23 October 2012

    IDReC held its First Science Symposium incorporating an official launch of the Centre in October 2012. For more information please visit the symposium page. Read More

  • IDReC research contributes to knowledge about the two most globally important zoonoses

    23 July 2012

    ILRI and collaborators recently submitted a report to the Department for International Development in the UK that highlighted that the zoonotic disease burden is greatest for the poorest people in the world. As part of this study zoonotic...Read More

  • IDReC Director speaking at Transit of Venus Forum

    19 June 2012

    The IDReC Director, Nigel French, recently spoke at the Transit of Venus Science Forum hosted by the Royal Society of New Zealand. Nigel spoke within the session entitled: "How can we restore and enhance our environment?". All the...Read More

  • Raw milk and asthma study funded by HRC

    19 June 2012

    An IDReC study into the potential allergy-protective effects of drinking raw milk has been awarded three years funding from the Health Research Council. The work is being led by Jeroen Douwes from the Centre for Public Health Research, Massey...Read More

  • Influenza paper

    22 May 2012

    The influence of climatic conditions on the spread of equine influenza is the subject of an insightful paper published by researchers at Sydney University and the Epicentre at Massey University. Read More

  • NCBID molecular diagnostics workshop

    1 May 2012

    The topics for the workshop include: New developments & techniques One Health Management of molecular work in the diagnostic laboratory Molecular epidemiology High throughput sequencing and...Read More

  • Leptospirosis team partner with farming group

    7 March 2012

    In the true spirit of multidisciplinary research, Massey University's Leptospirosis Research Group have joined forces with the New Zealand Farmers' Leptospirosis Action Group (FLAG) in order to assess the impact leptospirosis has on the...Read More

  • International collaborators visiting Massey

    23 February 2012

    The molecular epidemiology group are looking forward to the visits from three experts in the fields of population genomics and phylogenetics during February. Professor Paul Fearnhead from the Dept of Mathematics and Statistics at Lancaster...Read More

  • Professor Tim Carpenter arrives in New Zealand

    23 February 2012

    Tim is the new Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology at Massey having been co-director of the Center for Animal Disease Modeling And Surveillance at UC Davies School of Veterinary Medicine. We’re very pleased to welcome him to New Zealand and to...Read More