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Immunology across two islands: understanding the research landscape of Aotearoa
  • Joanna Kirman,
  • Robert Weinkove,
  • Jessica Borger
Joanna Kirman
University of Otago
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Robert Weinkove
Malaghan Institute of Medical Research
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Jessica Borger
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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In the unique landscape of immunology research in New Zealand, this article explores the collaborative networks spanning the two main islands, through a conversation with Associate Professor Joanna Kirman and Dr. Robert Weinkove. The discussions delve into their dynamic collaborations with countries like Asia, Australia, and the United States from their labs at the University of Otago and the Malaghan Institute respectively, provides insight into the translational research landscape of New Zealand, and the integration of Māori culture into all aspects of scientific research and clinical practise. Kirman’s work in understanding immunological memory in tuberculosis and Weinkove’s research in cancer immunotherapies, particularly CAR-T cells, are highlighted. The natural beauty and accessibility of New Zealand supports it’s research diversity.
19 Sep 2023Assigned to Editor
19 Sep 2023Submission Checks Completed
18 Oct 2023Editorial Decision: Accept