Our people

Lab supervisors

Our network of people shows the strength, breadth and depth of BIC research. We have a strong national presence, demonstrated by our partnerships with researchers throughout New Zealand and internationally.

Renwick Dobson

BIC Director
Professor
Julius von Haast 620, School of Biological Sciences
Internal Phone: 95145

Matt James Watson

BIC Deputy Director
Professor
Link 402, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
Internal Phone: 93803

Deborah Crittenden

Associate Professor
Director of the Biochemistry Programme
Beatrice Tinsley 326, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Internal Phone: 95087

Antony Fairbanks

Professor
Beatrice Tinsley 324, School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
Internal Phone: 95217

Conan Fee

Professor
Head of School
West 309, School of Product Design
Internal Phone: 94078

Paul Gardner

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Otago

Juliet Gerrard

Professor
School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland

Volker Nock

Associate Professor
Rutherford Discovery Fellow
Link 306, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Internal Phone: 94303

Emily Parker

Professor
Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington

Grant Pearce

Senior Lecturer
Julius von Haast 624, School of Biological Sciences
Internal Phone: 95199

Anthony Poole

Professor
School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland

Pram Abhayawardhana

Lecturer
West 311, School of Product Design
Internal Phone: 90243

David Ackerley

Professor
School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington

Azam Ali

Associate Professor
Department of Food Science, Director of the Centre for Bioengineering & Nanomedicine, University of Otago

Maan Alkaisi

Professor
Link 509, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Internal Phone: 94242

Jane Allison

Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland

Timothy Allison

Senior Lecturer
Beatrice Tinsley 328, School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
Internal Phone: 93034

Vic Arcus

Professor
School of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato

Craig Billington

Science Leader
Risk and Social Systems Group, ESR

Stephen Brennan

Clinical Professor
Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science, University of Otago, Christchurch

Carlo Carere

Senior Lecturer
Link 413, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
Internal Phone: 90224

Stefan Clerens

Acting Science Group Leader
Food & Bio-based Products, AgResearch

David Collings

Adjunct Senior Fellow
Julius von Haast 635
Internal Phone: 4662

Euan Coutts

Lecturer
West 317, School of Product Design
Internal Phone: 90817

Simone Dimartino

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Laura Domigan

Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland

Jolon Dyer

Associate Research Director - Capability
AgResearch

Gary Evans

Professor
Chief Science Advisor, MBIE and Deputy Director Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington

Daniel Foley

Lecturer
Beatrice Tinsley 323, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Internal Phone: 90479

Ashley Garrill

Associate Professor
Julius von Haast 634, School of Biological Sciences
Internal Phone: 95173

Monica Gerth

Senior Lecturer
School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington

Brent Gilpin

Science Leader
Environmental Science, ESR

Peter Gostomski

Professor
Head of Department
Link 406, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
Internal Phone: 93805

Mark Hampton

Professor
University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine

Richard Hartshorn

Professor
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences Safety Officer
Beatrice Tinsley 428, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Internal Phone: 95157

Daniel Holland

Professor
Link 410, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
Internal Phone: 93785

Tim Huber

Senior Lecturer
West 319, School of Product Design
Internal Phone: 94124

Geoff Jameson

Professor
School of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University

Jodie Johnston

Senior Lecturer
Beatrice Tinsley 325, School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
Internal Phone: 93044

Natalia Kabaliuk

Lecturer
E508, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Internal Phone: 92970

Martin Kennedy

Professor
University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine

Sarah Kessans

Lecturer
West 325, School of Product Design
Internal Phone: 92140

Tony Kettle

Professor
University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine

Khoon Lim

Senior Research Fellow
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago

Shaun Lott

Associate Professor
Faculty of Science, University of Auckland

Peter Mace

Associate Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Otago

Aaron Marshall

Associate Professor
Link 411, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
Internal Phone: 94093

Claudia Meisrimler

Lecturer
School of Biological Sciences
Internal Phone: 91019

Ken Morison

Associate Professor
Link 408, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
Internal Phone: 93818

Vanessa Morris

Lecturer
Julius von Haast 635, School of Biological Sciences
Internal Phone: 90532

Jim Morton

Associate Professor
Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University

Debbie Munro

Senior Lecturer
E547A, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Internal Phone: 90446

Andrew Muscroft-Taylor

Team Leader, Principal Research Scientist
Julius von Haast 626, Protein Science and Engineering, Callaghan Innovation
Internal Phone: 95197

James Murphy

Associate Professor
Visiting Erskine Fellow
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Ali Nazmi

Lecturer
School of Product Design
Internal Phone: 91277

Leonardo Negrón

Team Leader, Principal Research Scientist
Protein Chemistry and Enzymes, Callaghan Innovation

Amy Osborne

Senior Lecturer
School of Biological Sciences
Internal Phone: 92532

David Palmer

Honorary Professor, University of Otago, Christchurch
Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University

Heon Park

Lecturer
Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
Internal Phone: 90962

Wayne Patrick

Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington

Steve Pawson

Senior Lecturer
School of Forestry
Internal Phone: 90492

Mitja Remus-Emsermann

Senior Lecturer
School of Biological Sciences
Internal Phone: 95351

Phillip Rendle

Principal Scientist
Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington

Brett Robinson

Professor
Beatrice Tinsley 319, School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
Internal Phone: 92587

Mark Staiger

Associate Professor
E512, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Internal Phone: 92181

Tammy Steeves

Associate Professor
Conservation Genetics
Julius von Haast 533, School of Biological Sciences
Internal Phone: 95378

Matthew Stott

Associate Professor
Microbiology
School of Biological Sciences
Internal Phone: 92511

Peter Tyler

Professor
Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington

Adele Williamson

Research Fellow
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato

Tim Woodfield

Professor
University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine

Clara Bah

Postdoctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 91124

Daniel Clarke

Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington

Jennifer Crowther

Postdoctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 91439

Fabian Dolamore

Postdoctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 92929

Azadeh Hashemi

Rutherford Postdoctoral Fellow

Thu Ho

Postdoctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 90147

Henry Li

PharmaMar Fellow
Internal Phone: 92141

Olivia Ogilvie

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tamsyn Stanborough

Postdoctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 90693

Yiling Sun

Postdoctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 90542

Ayelen Tayagui

Postdoctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 94617

Hossein Najaf Zadeh

Postdoctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 90759

Andrew Muscroft-Taylor

Team Leader, Principal Research Scientist
Julius von Haast 626, Protein Science and Engineering, Callaghan Innovation
Internal Phone: 95197

Barbara Koch

Research Scientist

Daniela Remus

Research Scientist
Internal Phone: 92298

Dion Thompson

Research Scientist
Julius von Haast2 616
Internal Phone: 95207

Craig van Dolleweerd

Research Scientist
Internal Phone: 95210

Renwick Dobson

BIC Director
Professor
Julius von Haast 620, School of Biological Sciences
Internal Phone: 95145

Matt James Watson

BIC Deputy Director
Professor
Link 402, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
Internal Phone: 93803

Ted Baker

BIC Board Chair; FRSNZ
Distinguished Professor
University of Auckland

David James Beebe

John D. MacArthur Professor
Claude Bernard Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jan Evans-Freeman

Amorangi Pūkaha
PVC – College of Engineering
John Britten 111
Internal Phone: 94347

Richard Furneaux

BIC Board Deputy Chair; FRSNZ
Director, Ferrier Research Institue, Victoria University of Wellington

Wendy Lawson

PVC – College of Science
Beatrice Tinsley 119
Internal Phone: 94113

Ian Wright

Tumu Tuarua Rangahau
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
Internal Phone: 93773

Renwick Dobson

BIC Director
Professor
Julius von Haast 620, School of Biological Sciences
Internal Phone: 95145

Matt James Watson

BIC Deputy Director
Professor
Link 402, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
Internal Phone: 93803

Rebecca Hurrell

BIC Institute Manager
On secondment to Research Development Lead
Julius von Haast Rm 617
Internal Phone: 93979

Ria Chapman

3D Printed Endeavour Programme Manager
Acting BIC Institute Manager
Internal Phone: 90403

Jennifer Crowther

Research Advisor
Internal Phone: 91439

Miharu Nock

Administrative Assistant
Internal Phone: 91336