Dr Megan Grainger

Dr Megan Grainger is a Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry at The University of Waikato. Megan has conducted research in the honey field for the past 15 years. Initially, she was part of the research team at Waikato University that isolated methylgloxal from mānuka honey. She developed one of the first forecast models to predict the final MGO concentration of an immature honey, and has investigated the phenomenon of mānuka honey failing the C4 sugar test. Megan spent four years at Analytica Laboratories in a variety of roles before moving into academia in 2017. She is currently investigating why some mānuka honey has low diastase activity. Recently Megan was awarded a Marsden Fast-Start grant to research the effect that heavy metals have on bees.

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