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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Craig Bunt

Public, Undergraduate students, Postgraduate students, Staff, Alumni
Event type
Lecture, Inaugural professorial lecture, Online and in person
Food Science

Pharm to farm: Interdisciplinary Agricultural Innovation

About Professor Bunt's research

Dr Craig Bunt is the Inaugural Professor of Agricultural Innovation, University of Otago, New Zealand.

In 1995 he completed his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Otago. After a period as a Research Officer with InterAg, a veterinary pharmaceutical company, he became a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the University of Auckland, and following this a Senior Research Scientist at AgResearch.

Craig's research focuses on bioactive delivery, and he is an author on over 120 research publications and 16 patents (6 granted in the USA). Craig has been awarded many honours and distinctions including an OECD fellowship, The Chiasma, Uniservices and Ideas Challenge prizes of the Spark Ideas Entrepreneurship Challenge, the Waikato Agribusiness Innovation Awards Supreme Winner and the Controlled Release Society's Outstanding Veterinary Paper.

Craig has a wide range of formulations experience over many years, clustered around three key areas; Veterinary Pharmaceutics, Agriculture, and Nutraceuticals, currently with a strong focus on electro-spinning/spraying and 3D printing. He leads the Ag/Vet Controlled Release lab, which researches agri and veterinary controlled release formulations. Craig is also a member of Food Waste Innovation, a University of Otago Research Theme which measures food waste, develops reduction strategies, applies innovative technology, and works to modify producer and consumer behaviour.

This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee and juice.

Streaming information for Professor Craig Bunt's IPL

This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Thursday 13 July 2023, at the following web address:

Professor Craig Bunt's IPL video stream

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