Andy Mercer - appointed Chair of Viral Pathogenesis, effective July 2010
The University of Otago’s Chair in Viral Pathogenesis will be a critical weapon in the battle against emerging infectious diseases. The new professor will seek to better understand animal viruses that could evolve to new strains and present a great threat to human life.
Andy Mercer - was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Ten top New Zealand scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand at the annual general meeting of the Society’s Academy in Christchurch today. Four researchers working at overseas institutions were also elected as Honorary Fellows.
Professor Andrew Mercer, University of Otago – widely recognised as New Zealand’s most eminent virologist working on understanding viruses at the molecular level to help with the development of vaccines.
Full RSNZ press release here - http://www.royalsociety.org.nz