Professor Margaret Brimble
Professor Margaret Brimble MNZM, FRSNZ, FRSC, FNZIC, FRACI Margaret Brimble holds the Chair of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Auckland, is Past-President of the International Society for Heterocyclic Chemistry, Chair of the Physical Sciences Panel of the NZ Marsden Fund and a Principal Investigator in the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery. Her research focuses on the synthesis of bioactive natural products especially molecules derived from extreme environments and shellfish toxins. Her group also work on the synthesis of glycopeptides and neoglycopeptides as vaccine components.
Originally from Auckland, Margaret received a BSc and MSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Auckland and a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Southampton. In 2004, she won the Novartis Chemistry Award and the James Cook Research Fellowship from the Royal Society of New Zealand and in 2005, she was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (Queen's Honour) for her service to science. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry.
Margaret was named the 2007 L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate in Materials Science for Asia-Pacific and, in 2008, was awarded the World Class New Zealand Award in the Research, Science, Technology and Academia category.
Margaret Brimble's homepage
Brimble Group at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
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