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BRU members Director
Professor Edward P Rybicki, Professor in Microbiology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) and Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IIDMM)
Responsible for: Overall administration and planning, some project supervision
MCB website | IIDMM website

Deputy Director
Dr Inga Hitzeroth (Senior Research Officer, MCB)
Responsible for: Administration, planning, and Influenza virus, Human papillomavirus (HPV), rotavirus,  Beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) research
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Research Staff
Dr Ann Meyers (Research Officer, MCB)
Responsible for: Administration, planning, and research on high-value enzymes as well as Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHFV), Bluetongue virus (BTV) and Foot and mouth disease (FMDV)
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Postdoctoral Fellows
Dr Megan Hendrikse: Immunogenicity of in-house produced Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines
Dr Alta van Zyl: Optimisation of HPV expression 
Dr Guy Regnard: Expression and purification of BTV proteins and VLPs
Dr Hapiloe Maranyane: Expression and purification of BTV proteins and VLPs