Roger Hellens
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Roger Hellens


General manager, forests to timber products

  • Previously at Queensland University of Technology, a researcher in the Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, and Professor of Agricultural Biotechnology and Deputy Executive Director of the Institute for Future Environments (IFE).
  • At the NZ Institute for Plant & Food Research 2000-2014.
  • Earlier worked at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK, where he developed the first genetic map of a pea.
  • Has a PhD in molecular genetics from the University of East Anglia in 1995 and a BSc from the University of Liverpool.


Plant and Food Research / Rangahau Ahumāra Kai
Science Leader
May 2009 - Feb 2014
General Manager - Forests to Timber Products
Jul 2020 - Present

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