The Early Career Steering Committee was set up with the aim of supporting and facilitating the ongoing career development of early career researchers within the MWC. The Committee's goal is to help EC researchers develop and succeed within the MWC through organising events and providing opportunities for EC researchers to get together, discuss their work and build collaborative networks across New Zealand.
Early Career Steering Committee
COMMITTEE CHAIR Dr Joanna Hicksjoanna.firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna is a post-doctoral researcher in Professor Vic Arcus’ lab at the University of Waikato. She received her PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology in 2011. She then spent 3 years at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Biochemistry, researching transcription and post-transcriptional regulation in the remnant chloroplast of malaria. Her current research has two main themes, focusing on toxin-antitoxin systems and transcriptional regulation in pathoegnic bacteria and enzyme engineering and inhibitor design.
Dr Wanting Jiaowanting.email@example.com
Wanting completed her PhD in Chemistry in late 2011. She was a postdoctoral research fellow in Biomolecular Interaction Centre at University of Canterbury from 2012 to May 2017. She is currently a Scientist in the Ferrier Research Institute at Victoria University of Wellington. Her research is focused on using molecular modelling techniques (e.g. molecular dynamics simulations) to study enzymic actions.