NZAGRC Science Leadership Team
The role of NZAGRC Science Leadership Team (SLT) is to play a key part in the development, implementation and monitoring of all of the Centre’s science programmes and strategies. It consists of respected New Zealand-based researchers with excellent science credentials accompanied by strong leadership, communication, strategic and inter-personal skills with expertise in those areas of science covered in the NZAGRC Strategy and Science Plan.
Membership is agreed by the Steering Group and includes the NZAGRC Principal Investigators in addition to the NZAGRC Director and NZAGRC Operations Manager.
|Dr Graeme Attwood
|Dr Cecile DeKlein
|Professor Hong Di
|Dr Robyn Dynes
|Dr Peter Janssen
|Dr David Whitehead
Science leadership & capability building
The NZAGRC is committed to providing opportunities for researchers to be trained and work with leading experts in New Zealand. Some students go on to continue their studies or enter a postdoctoral position under guidance from NZAGRC science leaders, other enter into industry based positions.
The NZAGRC supports more than 50 researchers and students by providing funding via its core research programme or via its student scholarships programme.
Below are profiles of our scientists and past students.
Summer Student: Priya Soni
Priya has a BSc in Biotechnology from India and came to New Zealand to study for a graduate certificate in Science and Technology specialising in microbial biotechnology.
Priya's NZAGRC funded summer research placed her in Dr Graeme Attwood's laboratory at AgResearch in Palmerston North, where she investigated the relationships that occur between methanogens and bacteria in the rumen environment through gene expression studies.
Priya completed her Graduate Certificate in 2012.
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