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.
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
April 8, 2019
An overview of the research interests of each of our nine new Associate Investigators.
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.