Talking Heads: Conversations with Kim Hill featuring Margreet Vissers
Associate 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.
Professor Christine Winterbourn awarded the Rutherford Medal
Professor 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
Dr Anitra Carr presented a poster, Bioavailability of vitamin C from gold kiwifruit, at the Functional Foods Symposium held at Auckland University.
Conference Poster: Diet and Optimum Health Conference
Two 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.
Earthquake distruptions for the Centre for Free Radical Research
Following 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.