2021 MedCan Speaker

Dr Stefan Hill

Portfolio Leader for High-Value Biorefineries,
Scion

Dr Stefan Hill is Scion’s Portfolio Leader for High-Value Biorefineries. This Portfolio is tasked with identifying and developing opportunities for producing high-value chemicals in a New Zealand Circular Bioeconomy. Specifically, by utilising waste plant biomass to create high-value pharmaceutical precursors, cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and other fine chemicals. These products would replace petroleum-based chemicals and provide novel chemical streams to reduce New Zealand’s reliance on imported chemicals and create new export markets by taking a ‘whole of plant’ view of available biomass.


All Sessions by Dr Stefan Hill

Day 2 - Industry Summit

Time Plenary
11:40
  • Explaining the work currently being undertaken by Crown Research Institutes in the medicinal cannabis space
  • Advocating for the industry – a spotlight on the work taking place here

Dr Trevor Stuthridge 
Research Director, AgResearch
Dr Stefan Hill 
Portfolio Leader for High-Value Biorefineries, Scion
Dr Richard Newcomb, PhD 
Chief Scientist, Plant & Food Research

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