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Johanna Zellmer
Aaron Jeffs

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Johanna Zellmer, Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, New Zealand

Johanna Zellmer was born in 1968 and completed a formal apprenticeship as a goldsmith in Germany and a Master’s degree at the Australian National University Canberra School of Art. Her research interests are the
construction of national identities and cross-cultural matters. Her work has been exhibited in Australia, Korea, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and New Zealand and is held in public collections  internationally. She calls a small farm in Dunedin ‘home’ and works as lecturer and artists-in-residence coordinator at the Dunedin School of Art.

Aaron Jeffs, Otago Genomics & Bioinformatics Facility, University of Otago, Christchurch.

Aaron Jeffs received an MSc in Animal Physiology from the University of Canterbury, and PhD in Cancer Genetics from the University of Otago, Christchurch. He moved to the University of Otago to set up the Otago Genomics Facility in 2000 before undertaking post-doctoral research with Professor Michael Eccles in the Department of Pathology, Dunedin School of Medicine. From 2005, Aaron has worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of Pathology, mainly investigating the genetic and genomic basis of cancer and development, before re-joining the Otago Genomics & Bioinformatics Facility in 2012.