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Dawn Smith (Research Leader)





Scion, the New Zealand Forest Research Institute, is a Crown Research Institute dedicated to improving the international competitiveness of the New Zealand forest industry and building a stronger biobased economy. It was founded in 1947 as the New Zealand Forest Service. We are funded by both the government and commercial research contracts. Part of our core funding from the government is directed toward packaging and supporting New Zealand's packaging producers and primary produce exporters. It lies under our statement of core purpose in the bioproducts area.


IAPRI 2017

The 28th IAPRI Symposium is taking place between the 9-12 May 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. it is hosted jointly by Vaud University of Applied Sciences and Nestec. For details please click here.

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IAPRI Symposium attracts over 130 delegates

The forthcoming IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) has attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There are 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral and there will be posters and keynotes included in the programme.

Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'We are looking forward to an excellent event where researchers from all over the world will network and develop strong links'