AbacusBio PhD student recipient of the Brenda Shore Award

Congratulations to Natalie Howes who is the 2014 recipient of the Brenda Shore Award. The award recognises women who share Brenda Shore’s passion and energy for the natural sciences and who are conducting postgraduate research in this field within the Otago, Southland or Antarctic regions.

Based at AbacusBio, Natalie is one year into her three year PhD programme investigating the role of genetics and diet in producing premium red meat products. Her PhD is run through the Botany and Food Science departments at the University of Otago, with the support of Alliance Group Limited’s Postgraduate Scholarship. Natalie will put the $6000 award towards personal development programmes associated with her career.