Christine Coe Winterbourn

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Christine Coe Winterbourn, CNZM, is Professor of Pathology at the University of Otago in Christchurch New Zealand. Her research in the biological chemistry of free radicals earned her the 2011 Rutherford Medal[1][2] and the Marsden Medal,[3] the top awards from each of New Zealand's two top science bodies.

She was the first female recipient of the Rutherford Medal.[1]

In the 1997 Queen's Birthday Honours, Winterbourn was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to medical research.[4] She was promoted to Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2012 Queen's Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours.[5]

Winterbourn was one of the first scientists to demonstrate that human cells produce free radicals as part of their normal function and to document some of the chemical reactions of free radicals that occur in diseases such as cancer, stroke, coronary heart disease and arthritis.

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  1. ^ a b "Free radical researcher Professor Christine Winterbourn wins New Zealand’s top science and technology honour, the Rutherford Medal". royalsociety.org.nz. 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011. Free radical researcher Professor Christine Winterbourn wins New Zealand’s top science and technology honour, the Rutherford Medal 
  2. ^ "Professor Christine Winterbourn Awarded 2011 Rutherford Medal". stuff.co.nz. 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011. Christchurch biochemist and ground-breaking free radical researcher Professor Christine Winterbourn is the first woman scientist to be awarded New Zealand's top science and technology honour in its 20-year history. 
  3. ^ "Professor Christine Winterbourn • NRCGD". nrcgd.org.nz. 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Queen's Birthday Honours List 1997. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  5. ^ Queen's Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours List 2012. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 13 February 2013.