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Joint Graduate School in Dairy Research and Innovation


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Postgraduate students at the Joint Graduate School come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and fields of interest. Find out why these students chose Auckland for their postgraduate study, learn about their research interests and how they find studying at the Joint Graduate School of Dairy Research and Innovation.

Jason Busby


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Jason Busby

Structural studies of the Yersinia entomophaga toxin complex

Jason’s project involved looking at the structure of the ABC toxin complex from a New Zealand soil bacterium,Yersinia entomophaga, and using that structural information to try to determine how it works.

Jason’s Thesis has been submitted and is waiting on examination.

 

Supervisors: Shaun Lott and Mark Hurst
Funders:
AgResearch

Tania Law


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Tania Law

Causative Gene Discovery in Dairy Traits

Tania’s project will involve the identification of causal genetic variations underlying milk production phenotypes in NZ dairy cattle, and will involve the annotation of non-coding regions of the bovine genome.

 

Supervisors: Matt Littlejohn (LIC)
Funders:
LIC

Talia Grala


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Talia Grala

Gene Transcription Changes

Measuring gene transcription changes in the liver and adipose tissue of dairy cows to determine how changes to milking frequency alter the metabolism of cows during early lactation.

 

Supervisors: John Roche (DairyNZ) and Russell Snell (University of Auckland)
Funders: DairyNZ

 

PhD students


Name Topic Supervisor Faculty, Department

Anis Arzami

Processed Cheese Manufacturing

Yacine Hemar
Sylvie Marchesseau, University of Montpellier II, France

Faculty of Science, School of Chemical Sciences

Arash Tayebi

 

Stevan Berber

Faculty of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Caizhen Yao

The protection of constructions around the seaside from corrosion.

Prof. Wei Gao

Faculty of Engineering, Chemical & Materials Engineering

Chen Huang

Bio-medical material for bone repair and other applications

Prof. Wei Gao
Prof. Peng Cao

Faculty of Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Elisa Lam

Effect of pH on mineral speciation in milks

Yacine Hemar, Dr. Don Otter, Dr. Peter Swedlund

Faculty of Science, School of Chemical Sciences

Johannes Dimyadi

Automated Audit of Building Information Models against New Zealand Standards

Robert Armor

Faculty of Science, Computer Science

Juyne Dong

Using electrochemical method to control the surface morphology of metals for producing superhydrophobic/anti-fouling material. 

 

Faculty of Engineering, Chemical & Material Department

Karl Fraser

The purification and properties of a protease from Tamarillo for use in the cheese industry

Don Otter

 

Mali Ding

Using photocatalytic method to recover noble metal from wastewaters. Our research group also have people using organic pollutants as targets.  Interested in the quality control part of Milk Dairy, since certain unwanted substances could be seen as pollutants.

Prof. Wei Gao

Faculty of Engineering, Chemical and Material Department

Meng Yung Ho Morris

Positioning in Cognitive Radio Systems in Wireless Network, 2008

Stevan Berber

Faculty of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Milosav Andelic

Event driven protocols in Wireless Networks 2010

Stevan Berber

Faculty of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mostafa Rahnama

Dissect the molecular interaction between fungi and forage plants

Damien Fleetwood, Philip Harris, Richard Johnson (AgR)

Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences - AgResearch Laboratory

Muhamad Khalil

Cooperative Partner Choice in Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks 2012

Stevan Berber

Faculty of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Norliza Julmohammed

Phosphorelated lactose

Yacine Hemar
Dr. Don Otter
Dr Gordon Miskelly

Faculty of Science, School of Chemical Sciences

Peng Liu

 

Murat Balaban

Faculty of Science, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Sangeeta Patel

 

Sorption of endocrine disruptive chemicals onto bone char derived from waste cattle bones

Prof. Wei Gao

Faculty of Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Saquib Bajwa

Remote sensing in agriculture

Bruce MacDonald
Karl Stol

Faculty of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Stephen Thomas

Remote sensing in agriculture

Bruce MacDonald,
Karl Stol

Faculty of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Stephen Waite

Computational model of rumen structure and motility

Dr Vinod Suresh (ABI)
Dr John Cater
Dr Garry Waghorn (DairyNZ)

Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), School of Engineering

Tania Law

Causative gene discovery in bovine dairy traits

Mathew Littlejohn (LIC)

Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences

Thomas Lopdell

 

Dr Mathew Littlejohn (LIC)
Prof. Russell Snell

Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences

Vic Chang

Physiological responses to food & food-derived products but I also have a broad interest in other areas of food

Professor David Cameron-Smith

Liggins Institute, School of Chemical Sciences

Wayne Lee

 

Food science and the food industry, from food processing and food manufacturing to product development. Encompass the health and nutrition aspects of food and health

 

Faculty of Science, School of Chemical Sciences

 

Wei Yang

Social interaction effects on the relationship of nutrient loss on farm and farm level nutrient management practices in NZ

Basil Sharp

Business School

Xin Shu

 

Prof. Wei Gao

Faculty of Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Yuan Yuan

Methods for secure communications

Stevan Berber

Faculty of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Yue (Bonnie) Wang

Land use change between forestry and agriculture under the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)

Basil Sharp

Business School

Zhao Li

The purification and functional properties of lactose phosphate from milk streams

Don Otter
Ken Scott
Yacine Hemar

Faculty of Science, School of Chemical Sciences and School of Biological Sciences

BSc(Hons)/MSc/ MBioEnt/ MEng students


Name

Topic

Supervisor

Faculty, Department

Betsy Bent

Methods for extending dairy product shelf life

Murat Balaban

Faculty of Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Cara McMurray

Microbiome of the New Zealand dairy cow

Caroline Walker (DairyNZ), Russell Snell

Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences

Claire Barker

Human response to milk

Susan McGlashlan and Dr Jim Bartley

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

David Bunn

Milk composition stability testing

Yacine Hemar

Faculty of Science, School of Chemical Sciences

Joel Adam

Flavour profiles in milk powders

Yacine Hemar

Faculty of Science, School of Chemical Sciences

Kelvin Kong

Dairy product testing methodology

Murat Balaban

Faculty of Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Kit Pui Tsoi

Physical Layer Design in FPGA Technology for Wireless Networks, 2012.

Stevan Berber

Faculty of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Martha Arifin

Minerals in Milk

Yacine Hemar and Peter Swedlund

Faculty of Science, School of Chemical Sciences

Mohammadreza Hajiesmaeil

Effect of processing on Goat milk powders

Yacine Hemar

Faculty of Science, School of Chemical Sciences

Mona Mansouri

 

 

Dr. Gokhan Bingol

Faculty of Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Rui Gong

Energy minimisation based stereo matching with due account of multiple equivalent solutions

Georgy Gimel'farb

Faculty of Science, Computer Science

Sam Ramani

Bioactive extraction from food waste streams.

Dr. Zaid Saleh

Faculty of Engineering, Food process engineering

Steven Rowland

Sensory properties of milk powders

Yacine Hemar

Faculty of Science, School of Chemical Sciences

Thomas Freeman

Protein composition of goat milk and comparison to cow's milk

Yacine Hemar, Dr. Alison Hodgkinson

Faculty of Science, School of Chemical Sciences

Thomas Langford

Goat milk curd

Yacine Hemar, Dr. Alison Hodgkinson

Faculty of Science, School of Chemical Sciences

Yan Chen

efficiency of the dairy industry using data envelopment analysis

Julie Harrison

Business School

Yijun Hao

Integration of Wireless Sensor Networks and Satellite Networks, 2013

Stevan Berber

Faculty of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Zhenxing  Hung

Synchronisation block design for DS-SSS System in DSP Technology, 2012.

Stevan Berber

Faculty of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering