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Dunedin North was one of the The Opportunities Party's best performing electorates in the 2017 election.
Dr Ben Peters hopes to build on that performance in the freshly redrawn Dunedin electorate at this year's election.
Dr Peters, a biochemist, has a niche market in the political landscape as his party’s gene editing spokesman.
As well as a science-based approach towards genetic engineering, Dr Peters also supports his party's calls for a universal basic income.
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