Vijayalekshmi Sarojini — ASN Events

Vijayalekshmi Sarojini

The University of Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, New Zealand

Viji Sarojini obtained her PhD in Peptide Chemistry working with Profs. P. Balaram and R.B Rao at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore which was followed by postdoctoral research at Linkoping University, Swe¬den; University of Leeds, UK and Texas A & M University, USA. Moving to New Zealand in 2004, she joined Plant and Food Research and worked on Bioactive Peptide solutions for bacterial diseases of plants, after which she moved to the University of Auckland. She is currently the Deputy Director of the Centre for Green Chemical Science at UoA and leads a group of several PhD students and postdocs in fundamental and applied aspects of Peptide Chemistry, which include the applications of Peptides in Food, Drug, Health and Energy Domains. She is passionate about equity and inclusion of underrepresented groups in Higher Education and Research and has got interested in the Kindness in Science Movement that originated in New Zealand recently.