Immunoglycomics Research Group Leader
Dr Bridget Stocker was awarded the Victoria University of Wellington Gold Medal for the top graduating BSc(Hons) student in 2000, and continued on at Victoria University for her PhD, focusing on the total synthesis of several anti-cancer agents. Following a brief period as a lecturer at Victoria University, Dr Stocker was awarded a FRST Bright Futures Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2004 and spent two years at the prestigious Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, where she completed the total synthesis of several complex mycobacterial glycans.
In 2006, Dr Stocker returned to New Zealand where she established an Immunoglycomics programme at the Malaghan Institute in collaboration with Dr Mattie Timmer from Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Chemical and Physical Sciences.
In 2011 Dr Stocker was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Easterfield Medal in recognition of significant research by an emerging chemist. She was also the recipient of the 2011 Royal Society of New Zealand Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing.