Harry Martin

The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research, New Zealand


Harry Martin graduated from Glasgow University with a BSc in Immunology in 1980 and received his PhD from Cambridge University in 1984. He worked as post-doctoral scientist in the Department of Medical Microbiology in Mainz from 1984-1988. From 1989-1994 he carried out research in London at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and then at NIMR, studying protein structure and signal transduction. From 1994-2004 he worked in the pharmaceutical industry in Macclesfield & Manchester, UK in companies developing computationally-designed drugs and anti-scarring drugs. In 2005 Harry 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 characterisation of PPARg ligands in fruits and vegetables.

Biography Updated on 14 March 2010

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