Winning research brings hope to those with chronic gut problems

Dr Peng Du, who is leading the world with his development of devices that help in the fast, reliable diagnosis and treatment of gut problems, has won the Prime Minister’s 2018 MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize.

The 33-year-old, a Research Fellow at the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Engineering Science, received the prize, which awards him $200,000, from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, at a ceremony in Wellington last night.

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Published by on 13 March 2019