Research Team

Principal Investigator



Murray Cox
Professor of Computational Biology

Principal Investigator in the BioProtection Research Centre
Principal Investigator in Te Pūnaha Matatini (Complex Systems Institute)

m.p.cox@massey.ac.nz

Postdocs

Dr Georgi Hudjashov - Rutherford Foundation

Georgi Hudjashov
2015-Present
Rutherford Fellowship Postdoctoral Fellow

g.hudjashov@massey.ac.nz



Dr David Winter - Marsden Fund and Bio-Protection Research Centre

David Winter
2016-Present
Marsden and Bio-Protection Postdoctoral Fellow

d.winter@massey.ac.nz



PhD Students

Simren Brar - MBIE Healthy Trees, Healthy Future Program

Simren Brar
2017-Present
Cosupervised with Rosie Bradshaw

s.brar@massey.ac.nz



Panchamee Dharmadasa - School of Public Health Doctoral Scholarship

Panchamee Dharmadasa
2016-Present
Cosupervised with Nick Kim

l.dharmadasa@massey.ac.nz



Nikolai Kondratev - Leslie and Gladys Riggall Doctoral Scholarship

Nikolai Kondratev
2015-Present
Cosupervised with Paul Dijkwel

n.kondratev@massey.ac.nz


Jiří Moravec - Rutherford Fellowship Doctoral Scholarship

Jiri Moravec
2014-Present
Cosupervised by Stephen Marsland

j.moravec@massey.ac.nz



Richard Yulo - Massey University Doctoral Scholarship

Richard Yulo
2016-Present
Cosupervised with Heather Hendrickson

p.r.yulo@massey.ac.nz



Masters Students

Anna Martinson-Behling

Anna Martinson-Behling
2018-Present
Cosupervised with Patrick Biggs

a.martinson-behling@massey.ac.nz





Lab Alumni

Dr Pierre-Yves Dupont - Bio-Protection Research Centre

Pierre-Yves Dupont

2012-2018
Institute of Environmental Science and Research




Jasmin Franke - Institute of Fundamental Sciences Intern

Jasmin Franke

2016-2017
University of Greifswald
(Universität Greifswald)



Valentijn Jansen - Massey University Doctoral Scholarship

Valentijn Jansen

2016-2017
Wageningen University
(Wageningen Universiteit)


Jessie Owen - Massey University Vice-Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarship

Jessie Owen

2014-2017
MetService



Estelle Allery - Marsden Fund Intern

Estelle Allery

2016
University of Bordeaux




François Vallée - Marsden Fund Research Assistant

Francois Vallee

2014-2016
University of Bordeaux




Dr Mac Campbell - Rutherford Foundation Postdoc

Mac Campbell

2014-2016
University of California Santa Cruz

Eilis Donnelly - Allan Wilson Centre Summer Student

Eilis Donnelly

2015-2016
Victoria University of Wellington




Dr Julian Spagnuolo - Massey University Vice-Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarship

Julian Spagnuolo

2011-2016
Massey University


Dr Elsa Guillot - Institute of Molecular BioSciences Doctoral Scholarship

Elsa Guillot

2011-2015
University of Lausanne




Aurélien Luciani - Marsden Fund Intern

Aurelien Luciani

2015
EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute



Dr Matthew Denton-Giles - Leslie and Gladys Riggall Doctoral Scholarship

Matthew Denton-Giles

2011-2015
University of Western Australia


Dr Jean Sanderson - Rutherford Foundation Postdoc

Jean Sanderson

2013-2014
University of Sheffield




Dr Armando Jose Rodado Amaris - Marsden Fund Postdoc

Armando Amaris

2012-2014
University of Los Lagos




Dr Saumya Agrawal - Institute of Natural Sciences Doctoral Scholarship

Saumya Agrawal

2009-2014
Massey University

Dr Meryanne Tumonggor - National Science Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

Meryanne Tumonggor

2008-2014
University of Arizona




Aydar Aliev - Marsden Fund Scholarship

Aydar Aliev

2012-2014
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Susanne Fechtner - Rutherford Intern

Susanne Fechtner

2013-2014
University of Greifswald
(Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald)


Juliane Schröter - Marsden Fund Intern

Juliane Schröter

2013
University of Dundee



Samantha Fogden - Massey University Research Fund Summer Student

Samantha Fogden

2012-2013
Livestock Improvement Corporation


Michael Nelson - International Intern

Michael Nelson

2011
University of Edinburgh



Neeti Paul - Summer Student

Neeti Paul

2010-2011
Massey University

Yuancheng ("James") Wang - Summer Student

James Wang

2010-2011
AgResearch New Zealand





Daniel Peterson - International Intern

Daniel Peterson

2009-2010
University of Massachusetts Amherst