Dr David Leung - People - Biological Sciences - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Associate Professor David Leung


Lecturer in Biotechnology


Ph.D. in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry;
University of Calgary, Canada


Biology 632

Contact Details

Phone: International +64 +3 Local 369 5184 Internal 95184
Fax: +64 3 364 2590
Email: david.leung@canterbury.ac.nz

Postal address: School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand

Research and Publications

David's UC Research Profile

Tissue Culture of ornamental, medicinal & woody plants. Molecular biology and genetic engineering of plants. Applied plant physiology and plant biotechnology. Seed physiology and biochemistry.

Research Interests

  1. Tissue culture of ornamental, medicinal and endangered NZ native plants.
  2. 'Pathogenesis-related' proteins of plants: Regulation of gene expression and practical applications.
  3. Proteomic studies on adventitious root formation.
  4. Phytoremediation potential of herbs and NZ plants.
  5. Seed physiology and biochemistry
  6. Hydrolytic enzymes from plants and microbes.

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