Our speakers next Monday are Dr Viji Sarojini and Dr Geoff Willmott.  Viji is an Associate Investigator with the MacDiamid Institute and Dr Geoff Willmott is a Physics Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.  This talk will be about Viji’s research, which is highly interdisciplinary in nature, sitting on the interface between Chemistry, Biology, Food, Material and Health Sciences.  Her focus is on the structure and function of proteins and peptides which has led to development of novel antimicrobial peptides, surface coatings and antifreeze peptides for use in frozen food.