Professor Malik Peiris received from the University of Oxford the honorary degree in recognition of his pivotal role in identifying the novel coronavirus responsible for the 2003 SARS outbreak. His research has contributed significantly to understanding and combating emerging viral diseases.
Professor Peiris was awarded alongside 7 others during the 2023 Oxford University’s Encaenia ceremony.
Oxford alumnus, Professor Peiris received his DPhil from the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology in 1981.
More information on the Oxford website.