FoodSafe doctoral scholar Fang Ou (Rachel) has won a 2016 Todd Foundation Award for Excellence (Universities) valued at $5000.
These awards support projects that have a wide franchise and encourage the development of new concepts, technology or research that will benefit New Zealand.
The award is assigned through Universities New Zealand and on top of the written application, the shortlisted applicants are invited to Wellington for an interview. The interview selection panel comprised of 6 representatives, from Universities NZ, Todd Foundation, Victoria University and the science industry sector.
In granting the awards, the Selection Committee looked at the professional and academic ability of the candidates, their character and qualities of leadership, as well as their capacity for innovation and ability to strive for excellence.