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Recipients July 2020

Catalyst: Seeding

Funding round overview


Number of received proposals

Number of funded proposals

General 50 14
JSPS Joint Research Project 9 3


Catalyst: Seeding General

NZ PI Institution Project Title Funding (GST Excl) Months Collaboration Partners Collaboration Institution Collaboration Countries
Dr Kate Hutson Cawthron Institute Understanding bacterial diversity to improve management of salmonid diseases 80000 24 Dr Andrew Barnes, Dr Richard Morrison, Dr Jeremy Carson University of Queensland, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Carson BioConsulting AUSTRALIA
Dr Jocelyn Turnbull Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Airborne Radiocarbon Profile Measurements above the Amazon Rainforest 78000 24 Professor Luciana Gatti National Institute of Space Research - INPE BRAZIL
Dr Marilou Raduban Massey University Developing semiconductor thin films as radiation sensors 80000 24 Dr Jiri Olejnicek Institute of Physics Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic CZECH REPUBLIC
Dr Anke Zernack Massey University Tracing Māori pumice artefacts to their volcanic source: implications for spatiotemporal variations of pumice use in New Zealand archaeology 80000 24 Dr Anthony Newton, Dr Margaret (Louise) Furey, Dr Erlend Jørgensen University of Edinburgh, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Norwegian Institute of Cultural Heritage Research UNITED KINGDOM, NORWAY
Dr Kevin Davies Plant and Food Research Sweet as! New tools and knowledge to advance nectary biology 80000 24 Professor Clay Carter, Professor Main, Associate Professor Michael Clearwater University of Minnesota, Washington State University, University of Waikato USA
Dr Edmar Teixeira Plant and Food Research Next generation approaches to assess broad implications of agricultural landscapes in New Zealand 80000 24 Dr Sylvain Leduc, Dr T Yao, Dr Anne-Gaelle Ausseil International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) , New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited (Scion), Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research AUSTRIA
Dr Michael Rowe University of Auckland Remote sampling strategies for hot spring deposits on Mars 74800 24 Professor Nakamura, Dr Ozaki Okayama University, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAPAN
Dr Jichao Zhao University of Auckland Studying the Role of the Human Right Atrium in Atrial Fibrillation 80000 24 Professor V Fedorov The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center USA
Dr Lihua Tang University of Auckland Self-powered sensor node by harvesting low-frequency vibrations for sustainable environment and infrastructure monitoring 65000 24 Professor W Yang Southwest Jiaotong University CHINA
Dr Melanie Kah University of Auckland Building the foundation to improve the risk assessment of pesticides in Aotearoa/New Zealand 80000 24 Dr E Rosenbom, Dr Müller Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS, The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited DENMARK
Dr Alex Yip University of Canterbury Fabrication of a novel monolith porous structure for ethylene removal: a delayed ripening technology for transportation and storage of fruits 74500 24 Associate Professor Ogino Hokkaido University JAPAN 
Dr Harald Schwefel University of Otago Space ready radiometers: detecting microwaves with light 80000 24 Professor LE García Muñoz, Dr D Vogt, Dr AM Seppälä  Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, University of Auckland, University of Otago SPAIN
Dr Khoon Lim University of Otago  Biofunctionalising Titanium Implants: Combining Plasma Treatments with Hydrogels  79200  24  Dr Akhavan  University of Sydney  AUSTRALIA 
Dr Robert Keyzers  Victoria University of Wellington  Yellow may not be mellow: how does the gut microbiome process the common food dye, tartrazine?  80000  24 Professor E Allen-Vercoe, Dr L Kelly, Dr AJ Ryan University of Guelph, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Northumbria University  CANADA, USA, UNITED KINGDOM 


New Zealand – Japan Joint Research Project

New Zealand PI Institution Project Title Funding (GST Excl) Months Japanese Collaborator(s)
Dr Kirsty Smith Cawthron Institute Mapping the predicted distribution of toxic benthic microalgae after forecasted global warming in Japan and New Zealand 60000 24 Professor Masao Adachi, Kochi University
Dr Toby Mundel Massey University Understanding Risk for Heat Illness in Women: Effects of the Menstrual Cycle 60000 24 Dr Tatsuro Amano, Niigata University; Dr Naoto Fujii, University of Tsukuba; Professor Narihiko
Kondo, Kobe University 
Dr Simon Barker Victoria University of Wellington Volcanic response to the depressurization of magma systems: the roles of deglaciation and collapse 60000 24 Dr Osamu Ishizuka; Geological Survey of Japan/AIST (GSJ)