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ESR is New Zealand's Crown Research Institute that specialises in science relating to people and communities. Our world-class knowledge, research and laboratory services help our partners and clients solve complex problems and protect people in New Zealand and around the world.

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Find out more about the work we do through the case studies below. Filter by science discipline for more specific results.

Yersinina team

ESR's response to the Yersinia pseudotuberculosis outbreak

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis is a bacterium that can cause fever and abdominal pain and, less commonly, diarrhoea, reactive arthritis or rash.

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Virus hunters Richard Hall HEALTH

ESR’s Virus Hunters

They are science’s answer to a squad of crack cold case detectives — a team of researchers whose mission is to identify mystery diseases which have been placed in the too-hard basket.

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Genome

Genomics Aotearoa

ESR is a partner in Genomics Aotearoa, a science platform supporting advanced genomics research.  

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Vaccination epidemic

Evolution of an epidemic

ESR is using genome sequencing to analyse and understand a large-scale meningococci epidemic based on New Zealand's prolonged epidemic experienced between 1991 and 2008.

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FoodHQ new copy

ESR's FoodHQ partnership

ESR is a member of the collaboration FoodHQ, New Zealand’s international gateway for collaborative food research.

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Foodstuffs

New Zealand Total Diet Study

ESR contributes to the New Zealand Total Diet Study, which is undertaken approximately every five years by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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