Professor Margaret Brimble
Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble CNZM, FRSNZ is a highly accomplished chemist who has been pivotal in the discovery of several new drugs.
She is a Professor and Chair of Organic Chemistry and Director of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Auckland, Principal Investigator of the Maurice Wilkins Centre as well as the Centre of Brain Research and Associate Investigator of MacDiarmid Institute.
In 2016, Margaret was the first New Zealander to be named as one of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry’s Distinguished Women in Chemistry. She is also a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science and a recipient of the Rutherford Medal. In 2007, she was named a L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate and in 2014, was awarded the Westpac Women of Influence Award in Science and Technology