[18 September/Stuff]

The New Zealand Winegrowers Research Centre announced Lincoln University Professor, Brian Jordan, would act as its head of science to assist with its establishment. He would retain his job at the university, and work part time to build the science programme. The Centre’s Chief Executive, MJ Loza, said they were delighted to have him on board for the setup of the research centre, and that his experience and expertise would be invaluable. Mr Jordan was a professor of plant biotechnology at Lincoln University. Through his career, he studied light regulation of plant growth and development, with a focus on the molecular response of plants to ultraviolet radiation. He was appointed to the Marlborough Wine Research Centre board in 2003, and had been involved in New Zealand viticulture since. He was pleased to be able to contribute to the establishment of the centre.