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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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Andrew Chappell Drugs in waste water testing

Drugs in wastewater

Knowing where and when drugs are most commonly used is a valuable insight for Police and other agencies to inform and target the activity.

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H1N1 Flu Virus big

SHIVERS influenza (flu) and respiratory virus research

The ESR-led SHIVERS projects are aimed at improving the understanding of influenza and respiratory viruses and how to prevent their spread. 

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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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