AgResearch scientist honoured

AgResearch scientist Jenny Juengel was announced this week as one of 19 new Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand, an honour which recognises true international distinction in research and scholarship. Jenny is Principal Scientist with the Reproduction Team, based in Invermay and her research has focussed primarily on explaining how genetic mutations in […]

Biopolymer Network wins KiwiNet award

AgResearch is proud to be part of the Biopolymer Network (BPN), which was announced as the commercialisation collaboration winner at the annual KiwiNet research commercialisation awards in Auckland on 17th June 2015. BPN is based in Rotorua and was set up in 2005. It is jointly owned by three Crown Research Institutes: AgResearch, Scion, and […]

PhD student gains support to further her work on plant disease suppression in pastoral soils

An interest in sustainable farming is driving one young scientist’s research on naturally occurring plant disease suppression in New Zealand pastoral soil and her work has just been recognised with a prestigious grant. Bryony Dignam, who is currently conducting her PhD research at AgResearch and the Bio-Protection Research Centre in Lincoln, is the recipient of […]

Prestigious award for assisting Chinese agriculture

AgResearch scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese government’s most prestigious science award for his contributions to agriculture in China. Dr Rolston, Senior Scientist in the Forage Breeding team at AgResearch Lincoln, received the International Science and Technology Co-operation Award of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing last Friday. The ceremony in […]

Open Source win for AgResearch scientist

AgResearch senior research scientist Rob Elshire has won the People’s Choice award at the New Zealand Open Source awards for his contributions to science and agriculture through genotyping by sequencing (GBS). His work aims to advance the contribution of genetic research to the New Zealand economy, and he has been conducting workshops to teach scientists […]

Award hat trick for AgResearch scientists

An AgResearch scientist has become the third at the institute to win a prestigious pastoral science award. Emeritus Professor Syd Easton, who is based at the AgResearch Grasslands campus in Palmerston North, was awarded the Ray Brougham Trophy for his significant contribution to grassland farming. ​The award was presented by the NZ Grassland Trust at […]

$200,000 win for dogma defying project

AgResearch has invested $200,000 to help further a dogma-defying science project. The project challenged the way experts had always thought fungus grew within plants, and was the first recipient of the annual AgResearch Science Prize. ​The award, which includes $200,000 project funding, is given to the best published examples of sciences that helps improve the […]

AgResearch scientist receives prestigious scholarship

The Rutherford Foundation Trust has awarded prestigious scholarships to nine of New Zealand’s most outstanding emerging researchers, including AgResearch scientist Estelle Dominati. Highlights from the 2012 funding round include a range of projects, from Estelle’s work on the future of resource management in New Zealand to the treatment of osteoporosis and cardiac dysfunction in diabetes […]

AgResearch receives grant for ground-breaking research in global health and development

AgResearch announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Senior Scientist Dr Axel Heiser, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Mycobacterial biobeads as a novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis vaccine”. “This grant will enable us to research a new way […]