Professor appointed

A leading expert on the formulation of cancer vaccines has been appointed to the University of Otago's Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Associate Prof Sarah Hook will take up her professorial position at the school in February. Prof Hook, who works for the Otago University's School of Pharmacy, researches cancer therapeutics, including a vaccine for melanoma. Otago University vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne said she was delighted Prof Hook had been appointed to the chair. Prof Hook has been

attracting research funding and industry contracts and in the past 10 years has been involved in research grants worth more than $7 million.