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Recipients January 2019

International Leader Fellowship

Number of received proposals: 13

Number of funded proposals: 3

New Zealand PI Institution Project title Funding (GST Excl) Months Collaborators
Dr Sarah Mansfield AgResearch Pheromones in pastoral systems  150,000  36

International Leader Fellow:

Professor Carl Unelius, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Other Collaborators:  Professor David Suckling, Plant and Food Research, New Zealand

Professor Mike Steel University of Canterbury Algorithms and software to transform genomes into biological knowledge 142,000 36

Professor Daniel Huson, University of Tübingen, Germany

Dr Craig Anslow Victoria University of Wellington

EMERGE: Extended reality and Multimodal interfaces to Enhance Remote collaboration and their applications to medical and enGinEering Domains

 150,000  36

International Leader Fellow:             

Professor Joaquim Jorge, INESC-ID / Tecnico Lisboa, Portugal 

Other Collaborators:  Professor Rob Lindeman, University of Canterbury, New Zealand     

Professor Mark Billinghurst, The University of Auckalnd, New Zealand

New Zealand-China Scientist Exchange Programme

Number of received proposals: 6

Number of funded proposals: 6

New Zealand PI Institution Project title Collaborators Collaborator Institutions
Professor Karoly Nemeth Massey University

The role of phreatomagmatic volcanism in monogenetic volcanic fields in NE China

Dr Jing Wu Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr Zhigao Niu Massey University

Improving lactoferrin bioactivity in the gastrointestinal tract to deliver more health benefits

Professor Huiyuan Guo  China Agricultural University 
Dr Giacomo Giorli National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd

New Technologies to study dolphin echolocation in marine ecosystems

Professor Songhai Li  Chinese Academy of Sciences 
Dr Shailesh Singh National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd

Optimising Irrigation for Improved Economic and Environmental Outcomes

Professor Tiejun Wang Tianjin University
Professor Shaoning Pang Unitec - Institute of Technology

Data integration techniques for rapidly constructing food nutrition and safety big data.

Dr Peng Wang, Professor Chen Riqing Guizhou Academy of Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University 
Dr Yang Yu Victoria University of Wellington

Opportunities and challenges: How can New Zealand firms ride the wave of China’s transformation towards a global innovator?

Dr Yejing Huang  Institute of World Economy 

RSNZ Nominations for JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships

Number of received proposals: 5

Number of nominated proposals: 5

New Zealand PI Institution Project title Collaborators Collaborator Institutions
Dr Arran Murch Private Individual The influence of volatiles on magmatism in the Okinawa Trough and Ryukyu Arc Dr Kenichiro Tani National Museum of Nature and Science
Mr Alex Shegay The University of Auckland Development of a structural health monitoring framework for use in post-earthquake building damage assessment. Professor Koichi Kusunoki University of Tokyo
Mr Chuang Zhang The University of Auckland Effects of processing on functionality and digestive properties of root tubers from Japanese mountain yam. Associate Professor Yukiharu Ogawa Chiba University
Dr Bianca Couto de Aquiar University of Canterbury What are the beliefs about coaching of Japanese undergraduate students and how are they influenced by the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympics in Japan? Professor Jun Tsuchiya University of Waseda
Dr Ricardo Milheiro Pimenta University of Canterbury Impact of sport in Japanese high school students’ experiences of enjoyment Professor Jun Tsuchiya University of Waseda