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Scope 47 - News under the microscope

20 April 2012

Learning from the best

Pictured: Prof Manfred Kopf.

Earlier this year we were fortunate to have two highly respected international immunologists, Prof Manfred Kopf (from Switzerland) and Prof Dan Eilat (from Israel), visit the Malaghan Institute to work with our scientists.  This was a great opportunity for both our staff and students to exchange information and ideas with world leaders in the fields of cellular immunology and autoimmunity.  Both visiting scientists stated that they were impressed by the facilities at the Malaghan Institute and by the calibre of the research being undertaken here.


An evening at Pah Homestead

Pictured L-R:Prof Graham Le Gros, Sir David Levene and Chairmain Graham Malaghan.

The Trust Board and Director of the Malaghan Institute hosted an evening of conversation and music at Pah Homestead in Auckland, on Sunday 1 April. The Auckland Youth Orchestra entertained 70 guests as they took the opportunity to view the current exhibition in the Wallace Arts Centre. The formalities for the evening included speeches from Sir David Levene and Prof Graham Les Gros, who focused on Positive Philanthropy. It was an enjoyable evening surrounded by great art and good company.


Remembering Sir Paul Callaghan

The passing of renowned physicist and 2011 New Zealander of the Year, Professor Sir Paul Callaghan, on 24 March 2012, saw New Zealanders from all walks of life come together to jointly mourn the loss of an exceptional individual. Malaghan Institute Director, Prof Graham Le Gros says that it was a privilege to have known Sir Paul and that his contribution to science in this country will never be forgotten.


2012/2013 Entertainment Books

The new 2012/2013 Entertainment Books are now available! Did you know that you can purchase a book online and a portion of each book sold comes to the Malaghan Institute to support our research programmes? Books for all regions are available - visit www.malaghan.org.nz/entertainmentbooks to find out more.


Kapiti Bookfair

Thank you very much to the Parawai Lions Club, who nominated the Malaghan Institute as one of the recipients of the proceeds of the Combined Lions Clubs of Kapiti Monster Bookfair held in October 2011. 


Recent Grants (Oct 2011 -  Mar 2012)

Our sincere thanks to the following Trusts and Foundations for their recent support:
•    Margaret Neave Charitable Trust
•    Southern Trust
•    Springhill Charitable Trust & Frimley Foundation
•    The Trusts Community Foundation

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