Professor. Jonathon Hickford
Animal Breeding and Genetics
Professor Jon GH Hickford BSc(Hons) (Cant) PhD (Otago), Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand (CRSNZ), Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science (FNZIAHS)
Molecular genetics of livestock including sheep, goats and cattle with particular emphasis on gene-marker technology to breed healthier livestock.
Directs the operation of the Lincoln University Gene-Marker Laboratory. Jon has worked at Lincoln University since 1989, teaching into science and agriculture degree programmes. He undertakes research in molecular genetics with emphasis on using gene-marker technology to breed healthier livestock. He is actively involved in the community in discussions about science, gene technology, agriculture and sheep breeding.
Jon was born and educated in Christchurch, and is married to Kim with three sons, Thomas, William and James and a daughter Isabelle.
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