Harry Martin graduated from Glasgow University with a B.S. degree in immunology in 1980 and received his Ph.D. degree from Cambridge University in 1984. He worked as Post-doctoral Scientist in the Department of Medical Microbiology in Mainz from 1984 to 1988. From 1989 to 1994, he carried out research in London at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and then at NIMR, studying protein structure and signal transduction. From 1994 to 2004, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry in Macclesfield & Manchester, UK, in companies developing computationally designed drugs and antiscarring drugs. In 2005, he moved to New Zealand where he works for the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research. His interests are in the discovery of phytochemicals beneficial to health and the development of fluorescence-based assays to detect these compounds. He has a particular interest in the detection and characterization of PPARg ligands in fruits and vegetables.
Biography Updated on 10 September 2009