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Chris PembertonResearch Professor


Christchurch Heart Institute
Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Current roles

  • Director, Translational Biodiscovery Laboratory, Christchurch Heart Institute
  • Named Investigator on the current Christchurch Heart Institute HRC Programme grant.
  • Principal Investigator on HRC, MBIE and WADA funded signal peptide projects
  • Research Professor, Department of Medicine

Research interests

  • Novel protein/peptide biomarker identification and measurement
  • Cardioendocrine signalling in the circulation and heart tissue
  • Ex vivo study of novel cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic agents
  • Commercialisation of biomedical technologies

Awards and professional memberships

  • 2012- Research Commercialisation – Strategic and Implementation Committee, Division of Health Sciences.
  • 2012- Corresponding Member, Canterbury, NZ Society of Endocrinology
  • 2011 Health Research Council of New Zealand Liley Medal
  • 2011- European Society for Cardiology, Working Group on Cellular Biology of the Heart
  • 2010- American Association of Clinical Chemistry
  • 2007-11 Health Research Council of New Zealand Sir Charles Hercus Fellowship
  • 2006-2009 Treasurer, Executive Committee Member, NZ Society of Endocrinology

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