Moredun awards Honorary Fellowship to top Parasitologist
The Moredun Foundation, the governing body of Moredun Research Institute, was delighted to award an honorary fellowship to Dr Frank Jackson at its AGM today (Thursday 6 September).
Frank Jackson worked at Moredun Research Institute just outside Edinburgh for over 40 years and retired as senior principal parasitologist in 2011.Moredun, which is one of the top ten animal research institutes worldwide, conducts research on the infectious diseases of livestock, caused by important viruses, bacteria and parasites.During his time at Moredun Frank, who is recognised as a world authority on parasitic nematodes in sheep and their control, made an outstanding contribution to increase the knowledge on nematode infections in small ruminants. He is an author on more than 150 papers concerned with the management of anthelmintic resistance including its prevalence and the mechanisms behind it.
At the ceremony John Ross, Chairman of the Moredun Foundation, praised Dr Jackson for his contribution, not just to the work of Moredun, but to the global livestock industry. He commented, “Dr Jackson’s ability to transfer his scientific skills and knowledge to farmers and vets has been of enormous importance to the industry.”
Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive and Scientific Director of Moredun added, “Frank Jackson is an outstanding parasitologist recognised in Scotland, the UK and worldwide for his innovative and yet practical approach to improving control of parasites in sheep and cattle. Franks legacy is not only his scientific outputs but of his support of younger scientists who will follow in his footsteps.”
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