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December 2011

Talking Heads: Conversations with Kim Hill featuring Margreet Vissers

Margreet VissersAssociate Professor Margreet Vissers took part in Kim Hill's Talking Heads panel at An Evening of Chemistry, Christchurch's finale for the International Year of Chemistry.

The panel of chemists discussed some of life's complex questions and it will air on Radio New Zealand later in the month. The evening also featured a lecture by Canadian Professor Joe Schwartz.

November 2011

Professor Christine Winterbourn awarded the Rutherford Medal

Rutherford MedalProfessor Christine Winterbourn has been award the Rutherford Medal, the country's highest science and technology honour for her outstanding achievements and discoveries in free radical biology.

Professor Winterbourn is the first woman to receive the medal in its 20 year history. Along with the medal awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand, she also received $100,000 from the Government.

Conference Poster: Functional Foods Symposium: Foods for Health and Wellness

Foods for Health and Wellness SymposiumDr Anitra Carr presented a poster, Bioavailability of vitamin C from gold kiwifruit, at the Functional Foods Symposium held at Auckland University.

September 2011

Conference Poster: Diet and Optimum Health Conference

Diet and Optimum Health conference poster 2011Two staff travelled to Oregon State University, Oregon, USA for the Diet and Optimum Health Conference.

Associate Professor Margreet Vissers presented an oral poster presentation, The vital role of ascorbate as an enzyme cofactor and implications for its role in health and nutrition.

Dr Anitra Carr presented a poster entitled Bioavailability of vitamin C from gold kiwifruit.

February 2011

Earthquake distruptions for the Centre for Free Radical Research

Arch at UOC main entranceFollowing the 6.3 Richter Scale earthquake on 22nd February 2011 we have temporarily relocated to Canterbury Scientific Ltd and the University of Canterbury Campus.

Thankfully, all staff were safe and most escaped wth little or moderate damage to their properties.

Major aftershocks continue to to disrupt our research. At present it is thought that we will be able to move back to the UOC campus building before the end of 2012.

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