University of Otago
Peter Fineran is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Otago, New Zealand and leads the Phage-host interactions (Phi) laboratory. He obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Canterbury, NZ, then completed his PhD and post-doctoral training at the University of Cambridge, UK. Peter’s group researches the interactions between bacteriophages, other mobile elements and their bacterial hosts – in particular in the area of CRISPR-Cas and phage defence. Peter has received many awards in recognition of his research, including the Fleming Prize from the Microbiology Society, UK and was recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.