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Dr Viji Sarojini

Dr Viji Sarojini

Associate Investigator

Functional Nanostructures

Phone:
+64 9 923 3387

Address:
Science Centre
Building 302
Level 10, Room 1063
University of Auckland
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Biography

Dr Viji Sarojini is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Sciences at The University of Auckland.

Viji received her PhD degree in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore specialising in Peptide Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Padmanabhan Balaram, a pioneer in Peptide Science. This was followed by postdoctoral research in Sweden, UK and USA. She came to New Zealand in 2004, and started working on bacterial diseases of plants at Plant and Food Research, after which she joined the University of Auckland in 2006.

Research interests

Viji’s research is highly interdisciplinary in nature, sits on the interface between Chemistry, Biology, Food, Material and Health Sciences, and incorporates both fundamental and applied aspects.

Viji is particularly interested in the structure and function of proteins and peptides and studies both designed and natural peptides using a range of analytical techniques which has led to the development of novel antimicrobial peptides, surface coatings and antifreeze peptides for use in frozen food.

My research is highly interdisciplinary in nature and sits on the interface between Chemistry, Biology, Food, Material and Health Sciences.

Dr Viji Sarojini

In the news

Annual Report

New Associate Investigators - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

An overview of the research interests of each of our nine new Associate Investigators.

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Annual Report

2018 funding successes - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2018. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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