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Recipients July 2021

Catalyst: Seeding
Funding round overview

Programme Number of received proposals Number of funded proposals
General  29  7
JSPS Joint Research Project  9  3

Catalyst: Seeding General

New Zealand PI Institution Project Title Funding (GST Excl) Months Collaboration Partners Collaborator Institutions Countries
Professor Jun  Lu Auckland University of Technology Searching bioactive compounds from food and development of functional food  80,000  24  Professor Xu Xu, Distinguished Professor Shaoping Nie, Professor Jinyao Li, Associate Professor Yu Zhao, Professor Tao Feng, Professor Weibiao Zhou  Shenzhen University, Nanchang University, Xinjiang University, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai Institute of Technology, National University of Singapore  CHINA, CHINA, CHINA, CHINA, CHINA, SINGAPORE 
Dr Thao Le  Auckland University of Technology Wood hemicellulose - a new coating material to create novel functional food ingredients  80,000  24  Associate Professor Kirsi Mikkonen, Dr Thao Ho, Professor Michelle Colgrave  University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Edith Cowan University  FINLAND, FINLAND, AUSTRALIA 
Dr Anne Rolton Vignier  Cawthron Institute Developing in vitro fish and bivalve assays for toxin screening  78,000  24  Dr Hélène Hégaret, Dr Malwenn Lassudrie  LEMAR- CNRS, IFREMER- Concarneau  FRANCE 
Dr Louis Tremblay  Cawthron Institute  Novel biological and chemical methods to identify stormwater pollutants  79,000  24  Associate Professor Mayuko Yagishita, Dr Grant Northcott, Mrs Hannah Ludlow, Dr Satoshi Endo  Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Northcott Research Consultants Limited, Napier City Council, National Institute for Environmental Studies  JAPAN
Professor Andrew Jeffs  The University of Auckland  Restorative Aquaculture: Making Positive Productivity for the Marine Environment  80,000  24  Associate Professor Carrie Byron  University of New England  USA 
Dr Timothy Allison  University of Canterbury  New approach to understand how disease-causing bacteria infect humans  80,000  24  Associate Professor Erik Marklund, Professor Justin Benesch  Uppsala University, University of Oxford  SWEDEN, UNITED KINGDOM 
Dr Amandine Sabadel University of Otago  Kai ika in a changing ocean: understanding parasite-fish trophic interactions to inform environmental and human health policies  80,000  20  Dr Pierre Cresson, Dr Melanie Gay, Dr Pablo Escobar-Flores, Dr Henry Lane  Centre Ifremer Manche Mer du Nord, Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire, NIWA, NIWA  FRANCE

New Zealand – Japan Joint Research Project


New Zealand PI Institution Project Title Funding (GST Excl) Months Japanese Collaborator(s)
Dr Richard Levy GNS Science Building our Antarctic research future through scientific drilling, paleoclimate studies, and ice sheet modelling 60,000 24 Associate Professor Yusuke Suganuma, National Institute of Polar Research
Professor Santiago Pujol University of Canterbury Workshops on Rapid Post-Disaster Sensor-Based Building Diagnosis  60,000  24 Professor Koichi Kusunoki, The University of Tokyo
Dr Zhenan Jiang  Victoria University of Wellington  Electromagnetic characteristics of magnesium-diboride superconducting wires for all - superconducting rotating machines for hybrid electric aircraft  60,000 24 Professor Naoyuki
Amemiya, Kyoto University