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Professor McNabb to lead AgResearch Food & Textiles Group
Jul '09
Professor Warren McNabb
Professor Warren McNabb
AgResearch has appointed Professor Warren McNabb as Science and Technology General Manager of its Food & Textiles Group.

AgResearch Chief Executive Dr Andrew West says he is pleased to confirm Professor McNabb in this important leadership position in the Institute.

“Professor McNabb will lead our scientists and technicians in rumen and livestock metabolic sciences, and in science and technology directly supporting New Zealand's dairy and red-meat food, and textile industries. AgResearch has substantial capacity in food and textiles sciences that Professor McNabb will develop further…,” says Dr West.

Professor McNabb has until now been Section Manager of Food, Metabolism & Microbiology at AgResearch. He also holds an appointment at Massey University as Adjunct Professor at the Riddet Institute.

Based at AgResearch's Grasslands campus in Palmerston North, Professor McNabb has been with AgResearch for 16 years, joining as a Research Scientist in the then, Nutrition & Behaviour Group. Previously he was in Australia at CSIRO Division of Plant Industry in Canberra where he was a CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellow working on expression and manipulation of genes affecting the nutritive value of pasture legumes.

Educated at Massey University his PhD was in animal science where he majored in nutrition and metabolic physiology. Professor McNabb is also a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science and a Professional Member of the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Professor McNabb's new position as Science and Technology General Manager of the Food & Textiles Group is one of the three Science and Technology General Manager roles on AgResearch's seven-member senior management team.


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