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My work is very much focused on plant secondary metabolites and potential to alter or prevent disease. I am particular interested in New Zealand grown plant food phytochemical profiles. .
My work centres on New Zealand grown edible plants and agricultural plant waste. These sources will be analyzed for bioactive molecultes that may play a role in health. A variety of biological models are used from cultured human cells, bacterial, and fungi. If you have an interesting plant and it is grown in New Zealand please contact me for a discussion
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Field of research codes
Analytical Chemistry (030100):
Biochemistry and Cell Biology (060100): Biological Sciences (060000):
Biologically Active Molecules (030401):
Cell Development, Proliferation and Death (060103):
Characterisation of Biological Macromolecules (030403): Chemical Science (030000): Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry (030400): Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry not elsewhere classified (030499): Molecular Medicine (030405)
I am accepting PhD students from all over the world provided they can meet the entry requirments. Scholarships are available but are competitive and students need a research based MSc and at least an A- grade in the last two years of study. Publications help.
Currently I have four PhD students in the lab in my pervious university I supervised 6 PhD students and with over 55 post graduate projects.I am accepting PhD students from all over the world provided they can meet the entry requirments. Scholarships are available but are competitive and students need a research based MSc and at least an A- grade in the last two years of study. Publications help for entry and they will be expected for your PhD.