The Biotechnology Learning Hub provides teaching resources for primary and secondary schools. We link modern biotechnology in New Zealand to the school curriculum.
The Biotechnology Learning Hub is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and managed by the University of Waikato.
Transgenic cows can be used to alter milk composition or to produce therapeutic proteins (AgResearch).
Adding fish oil to food without making it taste or smell fishy (Riddet Institute).
Mānuka honey is the active ingredient in a new wound dressing (University of Waikato and Comvita).
How biocontrol may help reduce possum numbers in New Zealand (AgResearch).
Casein proteins are extracted from milk for use in food products and infant formula (Tatua Dairy Cooperative).
Xenotransplantation could increase availability of donor cells, tissues and organs.
Biotechnology is used to diagnose and treat food intolerance and allergies.
Development of new biotechnology products for sale means considering design, feasibility, testing and quality.
New Zealand’s cultural and natural history gives us unique knowledge and materials for biotechnology.
Understanding cell biology and genetics will help us develop new biotechnologies.
Biotechnology is used to process trace evidence at crime scenes, such as hair, skin, blood or semen.
New solutions to health problems from beneficial bacteria, vaccines, stem cells or organ transplants.
Silage is preserved pasture. Making silage is an important way for farmers to feed cows and sheep during times when pasture isn't good, such as during times of drought. Your students can make silage at school by following the instructions on this information sheet. They can also try different variations to see the effect they have on silage.
New research into the infection-fighting properties of New Zealand’s Mānuka...
Different people respond differently to different foods. This is partly because...
The Greenfield Project at DairyNZ has been set up to investigate whether a...
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