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Welcome to Scigest

Welcome to Scigest

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Welcome to Scigest

Scigest is a podcast channel hosted by us, scientists at Plant & Food Research in New Zealand. We work in a broad range of sciences and are all passionate about communicating our science to New Zealanders and the world, as well as helping science students in their journey to a science career.

Science communication and trust in science is more important than ever. This channel aims to provide a relaxed digestible view of our science and the people behind the science.

All of the scientists at Plant & Food Research are at the heart of food production, supply and security, contributing to human health and wellbeing as well as social and economic stability. Hear how our research is making a difference to food production - from the development of new cultivars and new foods, to bioprotection science and creating environmentally sustainable production systems for plant and seafood crops.

If you are interested in a career in science, listen to our scientists' stories, including their tips and tricks for a successful journey into your science career, and discover the many options available for a science career.

To navigate to your interests easily we have divided the channel into 3 main themes and for the science podcasts into 5 series which cover the breath of our science. We are also excited to start our new Scigest partnership series.

Scigest is brought to you by:
Andrew Dare
Blue Plunket
Erin Stroud
Hilary Ireland
Jay Jayaraman
Nicola Sullivan
Rebecca Bloomer
Ria Rebstock
Susan Thomson

Any questions or suggestions on how we can improve on the channel can be emailed to the scigest team at

Our podcast themes

Science partnership series

Our latest podcasts



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