Professor Andres Merits (born in 1967), professor of applied virology, Institute of Technology, University of Tartu. Received PhD at 1994, completed post-doctoral studies in University of Helsinki at 2001.
He has previously collaborated with Professor Mart Saarma on areas of studies of host factors for virus replication and structure of GDNF receptors and with Professor Mati Karelson on area of development of anti-viral compounds.
Among leading experts on positive-strand RNA viruses. Has published 77 research papers (1666 citations; h-index 25). Has received prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship and several grants from European Union frameworks. Andres Merits is also inventor in six patent applications.