Talk: Genes ‘n Roses

Event Details

Professor Richard Newcomb, Chief Scientist, Plant & Food Research and Professor of Evolutionary Genetics, University of Auckland. Wednesday, October 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m., The Rees Hotel Queenstown conference room.
Entry is free but please register at

It’s old news that not everyone can smell certain odours and that different people respond to the same odour in different ways. But with modern genomic tools we can now understand why.

Come along and discover what odours different people can and cannot smell, and how this might impact on your preferences for different foods and beverages.  Where does this leave wine and food critics?

Brought to Queenstown for Catalyst by the Allan Wilson Centre.