Margaret Brimble: molecular master chef

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

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27th November, 2012
As well as being only the second woman to win the Rutherford Prize, Brimble walked away with the Hector Medal, which this year goes to the country’s top chemist, and the MacDiarmid Medal, which recognises scientific research with human benefit. Brimble has been keen on science since childhood. As a top student at Diocesan School – she was joint dux in 1976 – she was expected to pursue a career in medicine. “But I couldn’t deal with the blood and guts and tissue,” she says. ...

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