Dr Bill Griffin
BSc (Hons), University of Canterbury, New Zealand
PhD, Applied Biology, University of Cambridge, UK
Research Interests & Activities
Management of public and commercial annual crop breeding and associated R&D; management of international annual crop evaluation and licensing; facilitating important and export of crop germplasm; crop germplasm conservation; management of annual crop breeding intrastructure, including research farms and glasshouses.
CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia
Plant Breeding Institute (University of Sydney), Australia
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Honours & Awards
Canterbury Senior Scholar 1975
NRAC Scholarship 1979
Board Member, Forage Innovations Ltd
Member, NZ Genetics Society
Member, NZ Agronomy Society
Member, NZ Institute of Agricultural Science
WB Griffin and A Granger. 2009. Managing New Zealand’s horticultural and crop breeding within constrained public and private agricultural sectors. Proceedings 14th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference.
E Morgan, G Timmerman-Vaughan, T Conner and W Griffin. 2008. Plant Hybridisation for transfer of traits between species: a review. C&FR Confidential Report No 2244
WB Griffin and SC Shorter. 2006. New Zealand wheat breeding – from public research to private commercial cultivar development. 13APBC, Christchurch, New Zealand
Derek Woodfield, Bill Griffin, Luis Gea and Alan Seal. 2006. Breeding for success: Diversity in action. 13APBC, Christchurch, New Zealand
Griffin, W.B. 2005 Research and Development for New Zealand’s vegetable sector. Primary Industry Management 8(1): 28-30
Ahmad, M.; Griffin, W. B.; Butler, R.C. 2002. Genetic improvements for milling properties. Proceed. 52nd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference. 127-131. Christchurch, NZ.