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Nutrigenomics student awarded university prize for research

14th May, 2012

Shelley Edmunds, a Nutrigenomics New Zealand PhD student, has been awarded the REF Matthews Prize by the University of Auckland. The prize is awarded for the student who, in the previous year, performed the most outstanding piece of published research in cellular and molecular biology.

Shelley's PhD research focused on kiwifruit extracts and their effects on gene and protein expression levels in mice with a mutation similar to Crohn's Disease.

Edmunds SJ, Roy NC, Davey M, Cooney JM, Barnettt MPG, Zhu S, Park Z, Love DR and Laing WA. (2012). Effects of kiwifruit extracts on colonic gene and protein expression levels in interleukin-10 gene-deficient mice. Br J Nutrition 1-17.