2016 Professor Tony Merriman FRSNZ
Professor Tony Merriman FRSNZ
Using Genetics to Understand the Causes of Gout
Gout is a form of arthritis caused by an extremely painful immune reaction to crystals of uric acid that is a particular issue for Māori and Pacific people. Tony Merriman’s work uses genetics to understand the causes of gout and develop improved approaches to preventing and treating gout.