Congratulations Juliet!  The team at Catalyst Intellectual Property are thrilled that Professor Juliet Gerrard FRSNZ has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor from 1 July 2018.  See the official announcement here.

Professor Gerrard is an internationally renowned biochemist who trained at Oxford University and currently holds a position as Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Auckland.  She has research interests spanning many areas but a primary focus area of protein biochemistry.

Juliet is the founder of Hi-Aspect Limited, a Catalyst Intellectual Property client.  Hi-Aspect was created to commercialise her research.  Hi-Aspect develops protein-based materials to provide advanced personal skin care, cosmetics, and wound healing products.  We are very pleased to be working with Juliet and Hi-Aspect in supporting their intellectual property protection strategy as they develop their exciting products.

We wish Juliet all the best with this exciting new venture.