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Research case studies

ESR undertakes a range of research that both informs our work and helps solve our clients' problems. To read examples of the research we have undertaken, sortable by science discipline, read the case studies below.

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Genomics Aotearoa

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

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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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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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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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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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Report

Health risk assessment reports

Health risk assessment reports are prepared for the Ministry of Health by ESR experts as part of our contract with them for scientific services.

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