GM Science Review Panel - Members' Interests

GM Science Review Panel - Members' Interests

Professor Bertus Rima

Professor Bertus Rima, MSc, PhD, FIBIOL, MRIA. Medical Biology Centre, The Queen's University of Belfast

Professor Rima was appointed Professor of Molecular Biology at the Queen's University, Belfast, in 1993. His main research interest is to apply molecular biological and genetic techniques to virology and infectious diseases in general. He has an interest in human viruses (mumps and measles) as well as animal viruses such as rinderpest, canine distemper and seal and dolphin viruses of the same group. His work now centres primarily on how viruses are attenuated for vaccines and what barriers exist that prevent human viruses from infecting animals and vice versa.

He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification and the Veterinary Products Committee of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.

Members have declared personal and non-personal interests, that are current or within the last 5 years as follows:

Personal Interests
(i.e. those involving payment to the member personally)

Non-Personal Interests

Name of Organisation

Nature of Interest

Name of Organisation

Nature of Interest

Queen's University of Belfast

Professor of Molecular Biology

none

 

Health and Safety Executive

Member Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification

 

 

Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Member Veterinary Products Committee

 

 

Lovells

Advisor in relation to litigation re MMR vaccine against Merck & Co Inc; SmithKline Beecham plc and Aventis Pasteur MSD