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New Zealand’s top researchers honoured – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on October 11th, 2017.

Outstanding New Zealander researchers have been awarded prestigious medals at the Royal Society Te Apārangi Research Honours Dinner, held in Auckland last night. Twenty-one researchers received awards at the event, which also marked 150 years since the establishment of the society. The society’s new President-elect, Professor Wendy Larner, was also announced last night. Professor Larner […]

Royal Society medals honour 2014’s top researchers

Laura Goodall posted in on November 27th, 2014.

Twelve outstanding New Zealand researchers have been awarded medals at the Royal Society of New Zealand 2014 Research Honours event, held in Wellington on Wednesday night. The Rutherford Medal, the top medal awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand, was presented to Distinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger of Massey University for his world-leading contribution to […]

Royal Society medals honour top scientists

John Kerr posted in on November 22nd, 2012.

The New Zealand Research Honours Dinner, an annual awards evening celebrating top New Zealand researchers, was held in Auckland this week. Professor Margaret Brimble from the University of Auckland School of Chemistry was honoured by receiving not one but three medals at the annual Research Honours Dinner , which was held in the Auckland Museum […]

Rutherford Medal Winner on Radio NZ

John Kerr posted in on November 21st, 2011.

Prof Christine Winterbourn from the University of Otago, Christchurch, winner of the 2011 Rutherford Medal, was interviewed by Kim Hill (of Radio NZ’s Saturday Morning show). You can listen to the interview below and hear about Prof Winterbourn’s research and her reflections on winning the award.

Support scientific curiosity: winning researcher

Peter Griffin posted in on November 17th, 2011.

Science funders need to keep on supporting “blue skies” research — fundamental work that may have no apparent immediate application to industry — says the first woman scientist to take home New Zealand’s most prestigious science medal, biochemist Professor  Christine Winterbourn. The Rutherford Medal — with a $100,000 cheque — was presented to Prof Winterbourn, […]

Newsletter Digest: Psa, awards, and vitamin D

Peter Griffin posted in on November 12th, 2010.

Scientists battle bacterial disease A week on from the discovery of the PSA bacterial disease in an orchard in the Bay of Plenty, scientists are completing tests that will determine what strain of the disease is present. The results will yield important information that will help determine the best way to limit and eradicate the […]

Newsletter Digest: Dietary supplements, a genetics roundtable and the Rutherford Medal

Peter Griffin posted in on November 20th, 2009.

Briefing: dietary supplements Dietary supplements such as multivitamin tablets and energy drinks are an increasingly common part of our lives, but should they be? Concerns have been sparked recently by the availability of ultra-high caffeine energy drinks, the proliferation of people taking (often large) doses of vitamins/minerals every day, and an industry which appears to […]

NZ Herald/Dom Post: Science Honours Dinner 2009

Peter Griffin posted in on November 20th, 2009.

Eloise Gibson of the New Zealand Herald and Kiran Chug of the Dominion Post report on the top science award given to NZ scientist Professor Peter Hunter at the Royal Society’s annual Science Honours Dinner. The Rutherford Medal, which comes with $100,000 in prize money,is the country’s top science award, and was given to Professor […]

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