Massey University

About Massey University

Massey University is a university located in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Albany, New Zealand, and Wellington, New Zealand. Massey University has approximately 35,000 students, 17,000 of whom are extramural or distance-learning students.

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Merit: 7,626

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Openness: 3.8%

3rd in New Zealand

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Reviewers from Massey University

  • Reviewer

    Sebastian Schmeier

    Sebastian Schmeier ( is a research group leader and Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics/Genomics at the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (INMS, at Massey University Auckland, a bioinformatics advisor to New Zealand Genomics Ltd (NZGL,, and an Affiliate Investigator at the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery ( His group uses a combination of computational methods and biology to answer questions in the fields of genomics and transcriptomics, with a focus on gene regulation, non-coding RNAs, and data-driven biomedical applications. Besides research, Sebastian is also highly interested in the computational and bioinformatics up-skilling of students and scientists. In addition, he is a certified software carpentry ( and data carpentry ( instructor and runs computational workshops for scientist of all fields.

  • Reviewer

    Barry R. Palmer

    Dr Barry Palmer completed his PhD in Microbial Genetics at the University of Otago in 1988, on the topic of Restriction mapping of FP2, a conjugative plasmid of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

    He had postdoctoral training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts in 1988-90 specialising in DNA methylation and DNA repair in Escherichia coli.

    On returning to New Zealand Barry lectured in Molecular Biology in the Department of Plant and Microbial Sciences at the University of Canterbury from 1990-94 and undertook research into the molecular genetics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli.

    From 1994-2000 he was a Research Officer in the Animal and Food Sciences Division at the Lincoln University investigating the use of genetic markers to improve meat quality and yield in sheep.

    Dr Palmer's recent genotyping projects at the Christchurch Heart Institute have included:

    Gene variants from the human X-chromosome as prognostic markers in coronary heart disease
    The VEGF system and survival in coronary heart disease

    At Massey University Barry's research is focused on the development of heavy metal and antibiotic resistance in NZ agricultural soils.

  • Reviewer

    Mark Waterland

    Associate Professor at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Associate Investigator with the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Current research interests include chemistry of 2D nanomaterials (graphene and MoS2), Raman and IR spectroscopy of 2D nanomaterials (including plasmon enhanced IR and Raman), and chemometrics using IR and Raman with a particular focus on agricultural applications.

  • Reviewer

    Anne Midwinter

    My research interests are zoonotic bacterial disease (particularly Campylobacter and STEC) and bacteria affecting New Zealand wildlife

  • Reviewer

    Matt Williams

    Lecturer at Massey University.