Juliet Gerrard new Chair of Marsden Fund Council
“Juliet is an inspirational scientist.” says Institute Director Kathryn McGrath “She constantly looks for and sees the possibilities and opportunities within a new science idea and is a strong motivator and mentor within New Zealand’s science community, she will be an exemplar Chair of the Council.”.
Juliet is based at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury, and works with the institute under Theme 6: The intersection of Nanoscience and Biology. She has been a Principal Investigator of the MacDiarmid Institute since 2008. Juliet specialises in protein physical biochemistry and is currently investigating the formation of amyloid fibrils and their subsequent self-assembly.
Juliet will take over from Professor Peter Hunter at the beginning of March, and will be responsible for chairing an 11 strong Marsden Fund Council. The council is responsible for the strategic direction of the Marsden Fund and selection of proposals to be funded.