New Zealand Scientist Attains International Pinnacle In His Field

The Riddet Institute’s Principal Investigator, Professor of Food Chemistry Laurie Melton, has been appointed as an editor of the prestigious Food Chemistry publication.

Professor Melton’s appointment confirms New Zealand’s leading role in the Food Sciences internationally. He was recommended for the role and is one of nine editors and one of only two from outside North America and Europe.

“I was delighted. I did not think I’d attain this level in my chosen field,” says Professor Melton. ” It is a prestigious appointment and one which has a lot of influence on the future of food science internationally. As a member of the Riddet Institute I have worked with some of New Zealand’s leading scientists. Together we have made some exciting discoveries in the fundamentals of food. This is only possible because the government funds the Riddet Institute as a Centre of Research Excellence.”

More than 6000 papers are submitted to Food Chemistry every year and Professor Melton assigns two days a week to assessing relevancy and worthiness of publication.

Professor Melton’s career stretches over 40 years. He is the founding Director of the Food Science programmes at the University of Auckland and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology.

Original article source: Daniel O’Regan, Riddet Institute, 15 December 2014

Image source: Riddet Institute, Professor Laurie Melton

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