University of Otago biochemist Prof Catherine Day attended a
function at Parliament, in Wellington, last night to
celebrate the Marsden Fund's 20th anniversary, where she was
one of about a dozen academics whose research was
The fund supports curiosity-driven research worth about $60
million a year.
Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne, a former member of
the Marsden Fund Council, was invited but could not attend.