Elected: 2020
Discipline: Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor Dr Pieter van West
Director of the International Centre for Aquaculture Research and Development, University of Aberdeen
Professor Dr Ir Pieter van West is also the Microbiology Programme Lead in the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Aberdeen and was a past Royal Society University Research Fellow. His current research programme focuses on oomycete biology. Several economically and environmentally important oomycetes, or watermoulds, are studied at most disciplinary levels (taxonomy, ecology, epidemiology, biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology and especially host-microbe interactions).