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Tall Nettles: from plant collecting in Africa to nutrition research in NZ

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The Liggins Institute

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Inaugural lecture of Professor Richard Mithen

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'Tall Nettles: from plant collecting in Africa to nutrition research in New Zealand'

Appointment to professor at the University of Auckland is a mark of distinction, recognising professional and academic eminence at an international level.

Please join us in celebrating Professor Richard Mithen's achievement at his inaugural lecture.

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In his inaugural lecture, 'Tall Nettles: from plant collecting in Africa to nutrition research in New Zealand', Professor Richard Mithen will share stories from his career and reflect on some of the challenging issues that we are facing today in food and health research.

Biography:

Richard Mithen is Professor of Nutrition at the Liggins Institute of the University of Auckland, and Chief Scientist for the New Zealand National Science Challenge - High Value Nutrition. Following a PhD and several years working as a plant collector in south central Africa, Richard led research programmes in the UK in crop science, and food and health research, until he migrated to New Zealand in 2019.

Date: Tuesday 13 October

Time: 5.30-7.30pm

Venue: Robb Lecture Theatre , Building 501, Grafton Campus (and online via Zoom)

Please register your attendance here by Tuesday 6 October.

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