The BioHeritage Challenge's role is to co-ordinate collaborative, multi-disciplinary projects that focus the research of top scientists from 18 partner organisations – our Challenge Parties.
These Challenge Parties include all of Aotearoa New Zealand’s universities and many of its Crown Research Institutes. Mana whenua, iwi and Māori groups, government and non-government organisations, private citizens and regional councils are also working with the Challenge.
We take an innovation pathway approach to working with Challenge Parties, encompassing all stages of effort – from the generation of new ideas to the achievement of impacts. It also allows for a diversity of contributions from a range of individuals and institutions.
This inclusive approach breaks down barriers between research organisations and individual scientists, generating synergies that are leading to ground-breaking scientific advances.
Challenge Parties and Representatives
- AgResearch: Dr Tony Conner and Dr Marie Bradley
- Auckland University of Technology: Dr Roseanne Ellis
- Cawthron Institute: Roger Young
- DOC: Katrin Webb
- ESR: Dr Libby Harrison
- GNS: Justine Daw
- Lincoln University: Prof Grant Edwards
- Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research: Fiona Carswell
- Massey University: Dr Simon Hills
- MPI: Dr Veronica Herrera
- NIWA: Dr Rob Murdoch
- University of Otago: Rita Pryzbilski
- Plant & Food Research: David Hughes and Philippa Stevens
- Scion: Dr Tara Strand
- University of Auckland: Prof Jim Metson and Anne Casey
- University of Canterbury: Prof Ian Wright
- University of Waikato: Prof Bryony James
- Victoria University of Wellington: Robert Patterson