Ms. Renate Wernery
Virologist cum P.R. Manager, CVRL
Her focus now rests on developing collaborations with companies and universities in the field of camelidnanobody technology.
Since joining CVRL in 1987, Renate Wernery has had many adventures in the world of science, from small miracles in the company’s early days to recent ground-breaking research that is changing the face of veterinary science. She says, “It’s a joy working for an organisation that is inspired by a visionary like H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.”
During her studies at the University of Goettingen, Germany, Renate was introduced to the fascinating field of Virology and from that moment she was captivated. When she first began working at CVRL, the laboratory facilities were still being developed and her greatest challenge was to create an environment that would cope with the demands of modern veterinary diagnostics. At the time, CVRL had very few staff and Renate had to fill the gaps until the team was expanded. She says, “on looking back to that time, I realise how much I learnt and how beneficial those early days were.”
Now, CVRL has over 100 staff that form part of the ever-expanding family. “The dedication of the CVRL team continues to amaze me and offers incredible skills to our international clients and visitors”, says Renate. Her special field is virology, where hundreds of isolated viruses are stored and 15 different cell lines are used on a daily basis.
Her focus now rests on developing collaborations with companies and universities in the field of camelid-nanobody-technology. She is also heavily involved in researching the almost untapped wealth of medicinal properties found in camel milk.
Renate loves the fact that every day, the CVRL team from 12 different nations combine their skills in the spirit of scientific excellence.