What’s the buzz around propolis?

A question a lot of people wanted to know that answer to it seems and my elective group did a great job explaining this as the winners of the People’s Choice Award at the PHCY470 Elective Study Research Symposium on 5 October 2018. Congratulations on a great effort – let’s get the paper published now!


2018 McDowell Research Elective Group: L to R Devon Crooks, Nina Pham, Xin Er Tan, Sophie Scott and Chloe Battersby. Photo by Joseph Kim.


Thanks to Shane Bocock for the initial question to start the project.


I was so delighted to receive these awards for my teaching at the 2018 Green Cross Health School of Pharmacy Award Evening! Thank you so much to NZAPS-O and President Laura Piddock for this endorsement of my teaching – I love doing it!

Congratulations to all the other award winners on the night too.

Sarah visits the Boyd lab

Sarah Streck was awarded a Health Sciences Division International Engagement Grant and as part of this she has spent a month on the Boyd Lab at MIPS in Melbourne in Nov 2017.  It was a very valuable trip and has resulted in a paper in preparation + conference presentations.  Thanks very much to Ben and his team for hosting us! http://www.nonlamellar.com


An essential part of a trip to Melbourne is to sample the gelato on Lygon St. Yum!