Malik Peiris is the Chair Professor of Microbiology at The University of Hong Kong, a Virologist at the Queen Mary Hospital and the Scientific Director of the HKU-Pasteur Research Centre at Hong Kong.
And if that weren’t enough, Peiris was also one of the genuine heroes of the SARS outbreak in 2003. He and his team were the first to identify the causative agent (coronavirus) behind that epidemic.
Today we’ve a 7 minute video interview with Professor Peiris, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal (follows a brief commercial).
The World Health Organization warns that birds seem not be the only means of H7N9 transmission. Professor Malik Peiris, a key investigator of the virus, tells us what we need to know about prevention.