November 2016 newsletter

Issue No. 34
November 2016
  • Team NeSI gathers together
  • Case study: New frontiers for milk proteins
  • NeSI's new team members
  • Early bird registration for eResearch NZ 2017
  • In other news...
  • Recent research outputs

Team NeSI gathers together

In November, the entire NeSI team gathered from around the country for a two-day retreat at beautiful Karioitahi Beach, south of Auckland.

NeSI is a national organisation, and with staff members based all around New Zealand, including Lincoln, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland, this annual event is a great opportunity for our team members to reflect on the past year, develop plans and talk about strategy for the coming year, run workshops, meet with the NeSI Board, and even have a bit of fun! Read more...

Case study: New frontiers for milk proteins

“Our ongoing use of NeSI has allowed us to investigate the process of adsorption of b-Lactoglobulin at different oil/water interfaces, and so determine the physico-chemical forces that govern adsorption behaviour.”

NeSI's high performance computing resources enabled Davoud Zare of Victoria University of Wellington, supervised by Prof. Kate McGrath (MacDiarmid Institute/Riddet Institute/Victoria University) and Dr Jane Allison (Massey University), to use atomistic molecular dynamics simulations to characterise the adsorption of milk protein at three different oil/water interfaces. Read more...

NeSI's new team members

NeSI has recently welcomed two new members to our national team – Albert Savary and Kumaresh Rajalingam. 

Albert (on the left) comes to us from Paris, France and has joined our Otago team as an Applications Support Specialist, while Kumaresh is NeSI's new Analyst Programmer based at the University of Auckland. Read more...

Early bird registration for eResearch NZ 2017

If Queenstown in February sounds like your cup of tea, it's not too late to register for eResearch NZ 2017. Early bird registration closes December 15, so get booking now and save! Register on the conference website and read more here...

In other news...

Recent research outputs

We are always interested in hearing about research outputs generated with the help of NeSI. To notify NeSI of upcoming publications, please email If you would like to be kept up to date with research outputs as NeSI includes them, please join our Mendeley Group.

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