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UC research could offer NZ potato growers an edge

New Zealand potato growers could gain a new marketing edge thanks to a line of potatoes developed by University of Canterbury researchers.

UC Biotechnologists Dr David Leung and Dr Seyedardalan (Ardi) Ashrafzadeh have developed potato plants that are potentially resistant to cadmium, a highly toxic metal found in soil which is harmful to crops and can contribute to health issues in humans.

Dr Seyedardalan Ashrafzadeh and Dr David Leung

Read the full story on the UC website.

Early & Emerging Career Researcher Award for 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Early & Emerging Career Researcher award winner Dr Girish Prayag, from the Department of Management, Marketing & Entrepreneurship.

Girish’s main areas of research interest are tourism marketing, hospitality marketing and organisational resilience. He has published 37 peer-reviewed journal articles including 6 in A* and 17 in A ranked journals.

In addition he has published 10 book chapters and has delivered numerous public talks and conference presentations.

The Early & Emerging Career Researcher award recognises a rising trajectory of research excellence and includes a research grant of $10,000.

This year, the Research Committee received nine nominations across a wide range of disciplines which Professor Steve Weaver, Deputy-Vice-Chancellor Research, says were without exception of an extremely high standard.


Funding for open access publishing

UC supports open access while recognising the need for researchers to publish in gold access journals where this is appropriate as part of their publishing strategy.

To encourage all researchers to get their research outputs widely disseminated by making their work publicly accessible, a small trial fund has been made available through the DVC Research to support the payment of article processing charges where no other funds are available.  The fund could be particularly useful to early career researchers who may not have access to research grants.

To apply for APC funding please complete the application form.

Applications should be received by Thursday 12th November.