Dr John Tyrrell

ERI Business Manager

Qualifications: PhD Auckland

John Tyrrell has two main roles at the University of Waikato. He is the Business Manager for the Environmental Research Institute and is also the Research Developer for the biological industries sector. He works with researchers to develop multidisciplinary research collaborations and partnerships. He has a PhD from the University of Auckland in marine biology and biotechnology and completed a post-doctorate at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (California, USA) in biological oceanography. For the last decade John has held a range of business roles in the private and public sectors.


Biology; Biotechnology; Coastal Sciences; Ecology; Environment; Environment Issues; Environmental Change; Environmental Science and Technology; Marine; Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Oceanography; Remote Sensing; Science

Recent Publications

  • Smith, K. F., Rhodes, L. L., Adamson, J. E., Tyrrell, J. V., Mountfort, D. O., & Jones, W. J. (2011). Application of a sandwich hybridisation assay for rapid detection of the Northern Pacific seastar, Asterias amurensis. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 45(1), 145-152. doi:10.1080/00288330.2010.526124

  • Mountfort, D., Rhodes, L., Broom, J., Gladstone, M., & Tyrrell, J. (2007). Fluorescent in situ hybridisation assay as a species-specific identifier of the northern Pacific seastar, Asterias amurensis. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 41(3), 283-290. doi:10.1080/00288330709509915

  • Ayers, K., Rhodes, L. L., Tyrrell, J., Gladstone, M., & Scholin, C. (2005). International accreditation of sandwich hybridisation assay format DNA probes for micro-algae. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 39(6), 1225-1231. doi:10.1080/00288330.2005.9517388

  • Tyrrell, J. V., Bergquist, P., Bergquist, P., & Scholin, C. (2004). US20040023212 A1, Compositions and methods for detecting raphidophytes.

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: F.1.07A
Phone: +64 7 858 5122
Cellphone: +64 21 986 967