The Kudos award is the latest feather in Brendon’s cap and he has an impressive CV for a scientist who only finished his PhD five years ago. Brendon has collaborated extensively with scientists internationally in the development of infant formula standards as a member of AOAC International, a globally recognised standards organisation founded in 1884, consisting of about 3,000 scientists. He’s a Fellow of AOAC International and last year won two prestigious awards—the AOAC Method of the Year for his work analysing Vitamin D in dairy based powders and the AOAC Technical Service of the Year Award.
But perhaps Brendon’s greatest achievement to date is being made a member of the AOAC’s Official Methods Board (OMB) earlier this year. Only a dozen scientists serve on the Official Methods Board and Brendon is one of this elite group, only the second New Zealander to ever earn this distinction.
Rather than rest on his laurels Brendon has ambitions to contribute even more to the international scientific community. “I certainly have some personal and professional goals in mind. I would like to chair the OMB and I would also like to be President of the AOAC in the future.”
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