28 Oct 2011

Work on oyster aquaculture wins top award

9:30 pm on 28 October 2011

A New Zealand scientist is one of only 15 women around the world to win an international award, which has been given to her for her work on oyster aquaculture.

Zoe Hilton has won a UNESCO-L'Oreal International Fellowship for Young Women in the Life Sciences.

Dr Hilton, from the Cawthron Institute in Nelson, will join a research centre in Spain as part of the fellowship prize.

The third New Zealander to win the award, she follows two of her colleagues from the Cawthron.