Professor Emily Parker
Professor Emily Parker is the Group Leader for the Chemical Biology Research Group at Ferrier Research Institute and a Board Member of Landcare Research Ltd. She received the Easterfield Medal from the NZIC and the Applied Biosystems Award from the NZSBMB. She has also received a National Tertiary teaching excellence award. Her research team explores the evolution and molecular details of enzymic catalysis and regulation. This spans the areas of chemistry and biochemistry and involves a range of research techniques including small molecule synthesis, protein engineering, and molecular and structural biology. The group focuses on the reaction chemistry and allostery of some key biosynthetic enzymes from pathogenic organisms.