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The Allan Wilson Centre is a virtual research organisation hosted by Massey University with staff located at seven research institutions throughout New Zealand. Collaborating institutions include Massey University, University of Otago, University of Canterbury, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Auckland, Plant and Food Research and Landcare Research NZ Ltd. The Centre’s operations are guided by a Governance Board with advice and support provided by an International Science Advisory Panel comprised of eminent researchers. The management team works closely with a number of representative committees, the Research Committee, End-User Advisory Group and Teacher Advisory Committee, to effectively co-ordinate the Centre’s activities.
Our researchers are international leaders in evolutionary biology. They make cutting-edge technologies in genomics and biomathematics available to New Zealand and develop analytic and predictive models for ecology and evolution. This combined approach has placed New Zealand at the forefront of molecular ecology and evolution and continues the spirit of Allan Wilson's pioneering work in tackling fundamental questions with novel analytical methods.
Membership opportunities and staff vacancies will be advertised on this site as they become available.
The Governance Board is responsibility for leading strategic development for the Allan Wilson Centre. Members have a broad range of governance, legal, financial and management skills and are appointed for three years.
The Allan Wilson Centre International Scientific Advisory Panel is comprised of international researchers of world-class reputation with expertise in areas relevant to the Centre's research programme. Their role is to provide the Governance Board and Research Committee with advice and information on scientific, technical, research and related matters.