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A fine set of fellows

Tuesday, 7 January 2014 8:06am

Royal Society Fellows (L-R): Professor Andrew Mercer, Professor Gerald Tannock, Professor Frank Griffin, Professor Greg Cook, Professor Clive Ronson. Also pictured (back row, far left), Dr Peter Fineran who was the recipient of a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship in 2011. Photo: Sharron Bennett.

Otago’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology is now home to quite a number of Fellows. With Professor Greg Cook’s recent election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, the number of Royal Society Fellows in the department rises to five.

Professor Gerald Tannock was also the recipient of a prestigious James Cook Fellowship awarded in late 2013. The award was similarly bestowed upon Professor Cook in 2011.

Head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology Vernon Ward said the accomplishments speak volumes as to the calibre of work undertaken in the department.

“To have so many individuals recognised and endorsed in this manner is a truly notable achievement for this department.”