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Joint Graduate School in Dairy Research and Innovation

Research opportunities

The Joint Graduate School in Dairy Research and Innovation offers masters and PhD research opportunities in a range of subjects, including:

Please contact the researchers listed on the pages below to discuss research topics for PhD or masters thesis.
  • Biology in Genetics

    Our current research in this area is varied including genetic selection, genomics, gene discovery, large scale data analysis and reproduction.

  • Business and Economics

    Potential supervisors are on hand to advise of opportunities in this area.

  • Food Science

    Our research in this area covers: Physical-chemical characterisation of food systems such as proteins and polysaccharides and their mixtures in solution, gel or emulsion states.

  • On farm systems

    Molecular plant-microbe interactions: understanding the molecular host specificity of bioprotective symbionts of forage grass; identifying new symbionts of pasture plant species; and characterising regulatory mechanisms of plant-regulated fungal genes.

Current internship and scholarship opportunities

Dairy Goat Cooperative (DGC) MSc Scholarship

The DGC is now offering an annual scholarship, called The Russ Moroney Scholarship. The scholarships is awarded each year to one graduate student undertaking a Masters level degree at University of Auckland. The scholarship is in recognition of Russ Moroney, a pioneering member of the DGC Co-operative. His vision and leadership of the Co-operative as its founding Chairman was instrumental in DGC becoming a successful international export business