Dr Helen Ashmead recently joined the New Materials Group where she will focus on the validation, scale-up and commercialisation of processes developed by the fibre team as part of the New Uses for the Wool project funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Wool Industry Research Ltd (WIRL).
Dr Helen Ashmead is a protein biochemist specialising in protein structure and function, microbiology, microscopy, and process engineering.
After completing her Master of Chemistry (MChem) at the University of Liverpool, Helen worked as a quality control analyst for Reckitt Benckiser. Helen emigrated to New Zealand in 2012 when she was awarded a PhD scholarship from the University of Canterbury. After completing her PhD in 2016, and prior to joining Lincoln Agritech, Helen worked for Arotec Diagnostics as a research and development scientist and process engineer, specialising in protein purification and microbiology.