Associate Professor Kay Rutherfurd-Markwick

Affiliated Researcher, Massey University

PhD (Biochemistry)
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

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Ph: 09 213 6646

Kay has considerable experience investigating the effects of dietary supplementation (including probiotics) on immune function in a wide range of species, including humans, cats, dogs, mice and chickens. This research work has assisted in the development of functions foods for humans. Kay’s research resulted in two new dairy products sold by Fonterra into Asia since 2000. The probiotic strain, DR10 (HN019 in publications), was originally marketed in Fernleaf DefenseÔ (winner of the Trade NZ Food Export Award, 2000) and has now been licensed to Danisco one of the world’s largest ingredient companies.