Willie Wilson

Building on his success as Director of the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) in the US, then Director of SAHFOS home of the CPR Survey, Prof Wilson has been appointed as Director of MBA. His vision is to ensure the MBA is one of the most widely recognised and respected marine biology organisations in the world. 

Prof Willie Wilson is a self-described “virus evangelist,” spreading the good word through research, collaboration, and outreach on how viruses are lubricants of the great engines of planetary control. Willie’s research focuses on the diverse roles of marine viruses; including algal viruses, giant viruses, coral viruses, persistent virus infections, and the paradox of how viruses are necessary for life.

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