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Megan Ellett, PBB Manager, Data & Genetics

Megan is familiar with animal recording, DNA requirements and systems (e.g. BREEDPLAN) through years of working in PBB Registry. She has transitioned into a genomics role and works closely with Neogen and other service providers, as well as the Garricks.

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Sonya Knowles, PBB Customer Engagement Agent

Sonya takes care of the tag and TSU orders, processes the Neogen DNA samples and assists with all general DNA enquiries.

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Sophie Carpenter, PBB Genetics Technician

Sophie is covering while Christel is on maternity leave. Sophie runs the parentage analysis on all Neogen DNA orders (using Helical), loads DNA results into breed databases and the PBB DNA Portal and assists with sourcing DNA data from external providers.


Rochelle Addenbrooke, Genetics Data Analyst

Rochelle analyses diagnostic reports to identify genotype issues and seeks improvement on genotype processes. She will be working closely with external service providers and will provide regular updates to the individual breed societies with progress.

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Pieter van As PhD, Neogen Genomics Business Consultant

Dr. Pieter van As is New Zealand-based and work directly with Neogen’s distributor PBB. His focus is to drive genomics through the education, adoption, and sales of Neogen’s Genomics and products and services in the New Zealand market.


Dorian Garrick PhD, PBB Board Member

Professor Dorian Garrick PhD, BAgrSc(Hons), is Chief Scientist and Director at Massey University’s AL Rae Centre. The AL Rae Centre is a world leader in the field of quantitative breeding, genetics and genomics.