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Auckland SAVVY workshop boosts scientists’ confidence

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 19th, 2013.

Science Media SAVVY in Auckland Twelve keen scientists were put through their paces in Auckland in mid-March in the second of the Science Media Centre’s national series of media skills workshops. More than basic media training, the course is designed to move scientists out of their comfort zone, increasing awareness of how their choice of […]

Psa origins mapped – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on February 28th, 2013.

Scientists have mapped the genome of the bacteria responsible for virulent kiwifruit vine disease Psa, providing evidence for the origins and future biosecurity implications of the ongoing outbreak.  The University of Otago team’s study, preliminary results of which were released last year, are published in final form today in the open access journal PLOS ONE. The researchers analysed […]

New Zealanders help dig up potato genome

John Kerr posted in on July 13th, 2011.

This week the Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium published the genome of the humble potato in the international journal Nature. The Consortium is a collection of academic and industrial research groups – including New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research –  which over the last 5 years has been working to unravel the DNA blueprint of the […]

Malborough Express/NZPA: Wine project to get $12m boost

Peter Griffin posted in on July 22nd, 2010.

Michael Berry (and NZPA) writes in the Malborough Express about the $12million FoRST grant which will fund research into sauvignon blanc over the next 6 years. The research is looking into how to broaden the range of flavours in the wine, and lead to the ability to tailor wine tastes for different markets/countries. An excerpt: […]

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