Thursday 3 November 2016 3:24pm
Professor Tony Merriman, a member of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre (EDOR), has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
The Royal Society of New Zealand Fellowships recognise international distinction in research and scholarship, and honour outstanding achievement in the sciences, technologies and humanities.
Professor Merriman has contributed to the pre-clinical and clinical science of autoimmune diseases and gout, particularly in Maori and Pacific people. He has shown the genetic and environmental elements of gout, which has informed public health advice and drug availability in New Zealand. He has also made important academic advances through extracting key conclusions from large health data sets.
- Four new Royal Society fellows, ODT, 29 October, 2016
- Four Otago academics elected Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand, University of Otago website, 26 October, 2016