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Massey University

Massey University

Each year, over 3000 international students from more than 100 countries study at Massey. Internationally recognised for its excellence in teaching and research, the University is regarded as an innovative and progressive institution.

A strong international reputation for excellence and innovation means Massey University boasts high-level collaborations with tertiary institutions around the world. Massey receives international accreditation for its unique world-class programmes in veterinary science and business.


EpiCentre : The EpiCentre at Massey University, New Zealand, is the largest veterinary epidemiology training and research centre in Australasia, and is widely considered to be one of the leading groups in the world.

The EpiCentre offers expertise in the understanding and control of disease in animal populations, the transmission of disease from animals to humans, and hazards in food of animal origin. The group is distinguished by its commitment to long-term research goals and its innovative uses of epidemiological techniques in research and problemsolving. 

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mEpiLab : Massey University’s Molecular Epidemiology and Public Health Laboratory (mEpiLab) is located within the Hopkirk Research Institute on the Palmerston North campus and is lead by Professor Nigel French.

mEpiLab research has improved our understanding of the epidemiology, evolution and control of agents of infectious disease and this has led to a significant improvement in the rates of foodborne disease in New Zealand. The team comprises scientists with expertise in the fields of epidemiology, microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics/computational biology, mathematical modelling, veterinary science and public health. We work closely with collaborators in the Crown Research Institutes (AgResearch, ESR, NIWA), regional public health units and other groups across Massey University on pathogens such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, E. coli, Leptospira, Cryptosporidium and Giardia. We develop and apply epidemiological and evolutionary models to understand sources and pathways of human infection, and inform control strategies.

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IVABS : The Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences is a world leader in its field. We advance knowledge in animal health and welfare, biosecurity, conservation and sustainable productivity. We work with governments, other universities, international and national organisations and companies to improve animal and human health. 

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IRDeC : We're an interdisciplinary, infectious disease research hub hosted by Massey University, New Zealand. Our team comprises prominent scientists who are engaged in both applied research concerning multihost pathogens and fundamental research regarding pathogen evolution and disease emergence. The disciplines within the group cover the spectrum of population-based infectious disease from microbiology, through population genetics, epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, disease ecology, statistics, mathematical modelling, and public health. 

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Contact : Prof. Cord Heuer

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Phone :(06) 3569099 extn 5948