Medals for Riddet Institute Researchers
Professor Harjinder Singh, co-director of the Riddet Institute, and Professor Geoffrey Jameson, Principal Investigator, have been awarded New Zealand Association of Scientists medals.
Professor Singh has been awarded the Shorland Medal, while Professor Jameson received the Marsden Medal.
Professor Singh, who holds a Fonterra Chair in Dairy Science at Massey University, is a world authority on milk proteins and their relationship to dairy technology and processing. His work has been characterised by innovation as well as the ability to translate laboratory-based findings to the food industry. The Shorland Medal is awarded in recognition of major and continued contribution to basic or applied research that has added significantly to scientific understanding or resulted in significant benefits to society.
Professor Jameson is director of the Centre for Structural Biology and is one of the leading crystallographers in the world. Under his leadership, the centre has thrived with new x-ray equipment and high-field NMR spectrometers being added to the suite of techniques available in-house. The Marsden Medal is awarded for a lifetime of outstanding service to the cause or profession of science, in recognition of service rendered to the cause or profession of science in the widest connotation of the phrase.