Dr Axel Heiser

Dr Axel Heiser

Chief Scientific Officer, Agresearch

Axel is a biologist who specialised in immunology. He had worked on human transplantation and RNA- and dendritic cell-based cancer vaccines in Germany, New Zealand, and the USA before joining AgResearch‘s Animal Health Solutions Team in 2010.

Since 2023 Axel is AgResearch’s Chief Scientist and member of AgResearch’s Senior Leadership Team. His research is about providing solutions for animal health issues through understanding the immune system of animals and developing novel diagnostics and vaccines. He is also involved in research about how food can strengthen people’s immune system.

Peter Dearden

Peter Dearden

Professor, the University of Otago, Co-director, Genomics Aotearoa

Manya Sabherwal

Manya Sabherwal

National Account Manager, Cytiva

Jai Denton

Jai Denton

Director - Crop Biotechnology Policy, CropLife Australia

Mark Piper

Mark Piper

CEO, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research

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