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Our partners

Nutrigenomics New Zealand is a collaboration between AgResearch, The University of Auckland and Plant & Food Research.


AgResearch is New Zealand's largest Crown Research Institute. Our purpose is to enhance the value, productivity and profitability of New Zealand's pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sector value chains to contribute to economic growth and beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand. Our research supports the dairy, meat and textiles industries 'to help New Zealand lead the world in creating sustainable wealth in the pastoral sector through application of leading-edge knowledge and technologies’.

AgResearch’s 650 technical staff work across four campuses and 13 research farms. The largest campus, Ruakura Research Centre, is located on farmland on the eastern outskirts of Hamilton city. The other three campuses are: Grasslands Research Centre in Palmerston North, Lincoln Research Centre near Christchurch and Invermay Agricultural Centre near Dunedin.

The University of Auckland

Founded in 1883, The University of Auckland is now the country’s largest university with 38,500 students, nearly 10,000 of whom graduate annually. The main campus is in the heart of Auckland city and we have four specialist campuses.

Plant & Food Research

Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products.

With over 900 people based at sites across New Zealand, as well as in the USA and Australia, at the heart of Plant & Food Research is a goal to underpin the growth of plant and marine-based industry through the successful application and commercialisation of research-based innovation.

Our science supports the sustainable production of high quality produce that earns a premium in international markets, as well as driving the design and development of new and novel functional foods that offer benefits to human health and wellbeing.