Food Science and Technology
Renwick Dobson works in the field of biochemistry at the University of Canterbury and the University of Melbourne (Adjunct Fellow). He is interested in understanding how proteins (particularly enzymes) behave in complex environments, e.g. in a cell or in a food system. He has published 74 papers (2003-) and leads a group of 18 staff and students that work on a broad range of research programmes linking national and international researchers, and industry: Bacterial sialic acid metabolism; The evolution of enzyme allostery; Angiotensinogen as a biomarker for preeclampsia; Biomarkers for diabetic complications; Regulation of autophagy; and, Protein interactions in milk. He has attracted over NZ$5M in external funding, since starting his laboratory at UC in 2011. He is the Director of the New Zealand Analytical Ultracentrifugation Centre and a PI on the Management Team of the Biomolecular Interactions Centre.
Bacterial sialic acid metabolism