University of Otago, New Zealand
Margreet Vissers is a Research Professor and is Associate Dean for Research at the University of Otago, Christchurch. Margreet has had a long career in medical science, specialising in the study of vitamin C, immune cell function, and oxidative stress. She is internationally respected for her research in all these areas. She has carried out fundamental studies that have led to a deeper understanding of new functions of vitamin C, including its role in the support of the immune system and in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Her work in this area has attracted much scientific and media interest.