Breeding & Genomics Portfolio

Introduction from Dr Kieran Elborough, GM Science Breeding & Genomics

"Breeding & Genomics has three science groups structured around a product development pipeline.  It spans a range of disciplines from very basic laboratory research to applied field trials.  Importantly, it includes the Institute’s research orchards and farms from Kerikeri in the North to Gore in the South.

"Outputs from the portfolio include new proprietary plant varieties, genes, scientific papers, knowledge and well trained people."

Dr Kieran Elborough, General Manager Science
Dr Bill Griffin, Operations Manager (annual crops)
Dr Stuart Kay, Operations Manager (Farm Research Network)
Cath Kingston, Operations Manager (tree crops)
Bryan Parkes, Operations Manager (kiwifruit)
Dr Kevin Davies, Science Leader

Discovery for Impact
Dr Andrew Allan, Science Group Leader

Impact Technology Development
Ed Morgan, Science Group Leader

Annual Crops
Dr Gail Timmerman-Vaughan, Science Group Leader

Kiwifruit Crops
Dr Zac Hanley, Science Group Leader

Premium Crops
Dr Ron Beatson, Science Group Leader

Tree Crops
Dr Vincent Bus, Science Group Leader

Bill Kirkland, Business Manager
Dr Isabel Moller, Business Manager

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