Associate Professor Robin MacDiarmid

University of Auckland and The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited

Associate Professor MacDiarmid is based at The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited where she hosts students from the University of Auckland during their Hons/MSc or PhD research project term. She teaches plant virology at the university and at Plant and Food Research this extends out to include research on viruses of fungal and oomycete phytopathogens of crops or native plants.  Robin is the co-Science Group Leader (Tangata Tiriti) alongside Dr Nick Waipara (co-Science Group Leader Tangata Whenua) of the Plant Pathogen Environment group at Plant and Food Research. When not at work Robin enjoys sailing her wooden boat on the Bay of Islands where she lives