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What is Genomics for Aotearoa New Zealand?

Genomics for Aotearoa New Zealand (GFANZ) is an Incorporated Society. It was started by a team of individuals and organisations with an interest in the improvement of peoples’ lives through the generation and sharing of knowledge. Our backgrounds vary from genomics science, to entrepreneurship, data science, open source technology, citizen science, open science, science policy and beyond.

Our Mission

To establish an open, agile, transparent forum to coordinate expertise, tools and training to help researchers remain in New Zealand while uplifting the quality of research and collaboration on an international scale.

Our Vision

Is of a vibrant genomics research community coupled with Māori traditional knowledge which grows the sector providing significant economic opportunities and a variety of career paths for New Zealanders.