Kōrero: Physics, chemistry and mathematics

Hemi Cumming, cancer-cure researcher

Hemi Cumming (of Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Toa) has carried out research into synthesising the chemical pateamine, a potential cancer drug. The chemical is obtained from a deep-water sponge, Mycale hentscheli, which is endemic to New Zealand. Cumming was featured on the programme Project Matauranga, on Māori involvement in science. The presenter, Dr Ocean Mercier (Ngāti Porou), teaches Te pūtaiao Māori/Māori science at Victoria University of Wellington. She was the first Māori woman to gain a PhD in physics.

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Physics, chemistry and mathematics - New Zealand science strengths and challenges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/43384/hemi-cumming-cancer-cure-researcher (accessed 4 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Rebecca Priestley, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014