Fellowship for renowned scientist
12 March 2012
Top biochemist Professor Juliet Gerrard has been appointed Industrial Research Limited's (IRL) second Industry and Outreach Fellow.
Top biochemist Professor Juliet Gerrard has been appointed Industrial Research Limited’s (IRL) second Industry and Outreach Fellow.
Her appointment comes soon after she was selected as the new Chair of the Marsden Fund Council.
IRL (Industrial Research Ltd) established the fellowship as part of its drive to strengthen links between the research and high-value manufacturing organisations.
Professor Gerrard, who is Co-Director of the Biomolecular Interaction Centre at the University of Canterbury, said she saw the overall strategic aim of the fellowship programme as boosting collaboration.
"There is a lot of research being done in both universities and industry and I’d like to bridge that gap between fundamental and applied work," she said.
"By collaborating with IRL I believe that we will be able to achieve this.”
IRL Industry and Outreach Fellows are initially appointed for a five-year term and are mandated to resolve industry-related problems while building links between research institutions and business.
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