Five University of Otago academics are among 11 researchers
and scholars elected yesterday as fellows of the Royal
Society of New Zealand.
The science and humanities academics were elected at the
society's annual meeting in Wellington.
The Otago fellows came from across the university's three
main campus sites, with three in Dunedin.
They are: professor of history Tony Ballantyne; professor of
chemistry Keith Gordon; professor of microbiology and
immunology Frank Griffin; professor of pathology and
molecular medicine Brett Delahunt, of Wellington; and
professor of pathology Tony Kettle, of Christchurch.
The royal society has 382 fellows and 58 honorary fellows.
Fellows provide expert advice, promote best practice, and
disseminate information on the sciences and humanities.
The society elected two honorary fellows yesterday, from the
United Kingdom and Australia.
Academy chairwoman Prof Le Heron said to be elected a fellow
was an honour given to top researchers.