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Plant & Food Research scientists recognised at Science New Zealand Awards

Plant & Food Research scientists recognised at Science New Zealand Awards

9 November 2018

A leading materials scientist, an emerging kiwifruit scientist and a team that develops genetic markers to enable breeders to select elite seedlings, all from Plant & Food Research, were honoured at the Science New Zealand 2018 National Awards at Parliame

 
New projects researching bumblebee learning and snapper biology

New projects researching bumblebee learning and snapper biology

8 November 2018

The biology of bumblebees and snapper are the focus of the new research projects funded by the Marsden Fund.

 
Science in the Darkroom: Unseen science on glass plate negatives from the Plant & Food Research Collection

Science in the Darkroom: Unseen science on glass plate negatives from the Plant & Food Research Collection

7 November 2018

Unseen science on glass plate negatives from the Plant & Food Research collection

 
New Zealand blackcurrants support an active lifestyle

New Zealand blackcurrants support an active lifestyle

25 October 2018

New research is adding to the knowledge that New Zealand blackcurrants are a ‘super fruit’ for those with an active lifestyle.

 
Fish scientist receives early career honour

Fish scientist receives early career honour

18 October 2018

Dr Maren Wellenreuther, a senior scientist at Plant & Food Research, has won this year’s Hamilton Award, the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Science.

 
First analysis of breast milk nutrient composition of New Zealand mothers from different ethnic groups

First analysis of breast milk nutrient composition of New Zealand mothers from different ethnic groups

8 October 2018

Scientists have investigated the differences in breast milk produced by women from the three main ethnic groups in New Zealand.

 
Scientists recognised for controlling plant disease

Scientists recognised for controlling plant disease

28 September 2018

Two wins for Plant & Food Research at the Kudos Awards - Dr Philip Elmer, a senior scientist in plant pathology and biological control, has been presented with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, while his team was awarded the Kudos Science Trust -

 
Native birds as potential alternative to pesticides

Native birds as potential alternative to pesticides

19 September 2018

A team led by Plant & Food Research will undertake a pilot study this summer to determine if native birds can potentially function as nature’s pest control.

 
Plant & Food Research projects awarded $3 million by MBIE Endeavour Fund 2018

Plant & Food Research projects awarded $3 million by MBIE Endeavour Fund 2018

14 September 2018

Three Plant & Food Research-led projects have been granted $1 million each by the MBIE Endeavour Fund 2018.

 
New leadership team for Plant & Food Research

New leadership team for Plant & Food Research

9 August 2018

Plant & Food Research is pleased to announce a refreshed senior management team following the promotion of David Hughes to CEO and the resignations of two senior leaders after lengthy terms of service.

 
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