Lincoln gene laboratory trio win Primary Industries science award

The work of three members of Lincoln University’s Gene-Marker Laboratory to help breed healthier, more resilient, and superior livestock, has been recognised in the Primary Industries Awards.

The lab’s director, Professor Jon Hickford, principal researcher, Dr Huitong Zhou, and lab manager, Freeman Fang, were given the Science and Research Award.

Professor Hickford is the Immediate Past President of the NZIAHS.

The judges said they were impressed with the holistic approach of the Lincoln University team, who brought a highly professional genetic approach to the business of farming.

“Their genetic program was impressive as was their relationship with farmers. This guaranteed a practical result from a highly specialised scientific process.” Continue reading