Peter David Eckersall - Curriculum Vitae#

Education & Fellowships
  • 1973 BSc Upper Second Honours in Biochemistry University of Liverpool
  • 1977 Doctor of Philosophy Animal Breeding Research Organisation and Department of Biochemistry, University of Edinburgh, ‘Lipid mobilising factor in domestic animals’
  • 1989 Master of Business Administration, University of Glasgow
  • 1992 Member of the Royal College of Pathologists
  • 1998 Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists
  • 2012 Fellow of the Society of Biology

Undergraduate Teaching
  • 1980- Veterinary Biochemistry then Veterinary Biomolecular Courses giving Lectures, Tutorials and Practical Classes
  • 1995-2005 Course Leader for Veterinary Biomolecular Sciences course.
  • 2010-2013 Course leader Veterinary Proteins, Genes & Genetics and in Tools to Investigate Biological Function (Veterinary Diagnostics) for Veterinary Bioscience (BSc) course

Postgraduate Teaching & Supervision
  • Research students have been supervised and successfully completed MVM or PhD postgraduate degrees and 4 currently being supervised.
  • Lectures in MSc in Infection & Immunity and MSc in Toxicology, University of Surrey and the BioMEMS MSc course Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Research Grants
  • ERDF/SDA 2000-02, £1.1 million Diagnostics Technology Centre and Biomedical Incubator
  • EU 2000-2002, 138000 EURO European Concerted Action on Animal Acute Phase Proteins
  • BBSRC/SERAD 2001-03, £215000 The acute phase response in bovine mastitis
  • MLC/DEFRA 2001-04, £18,000 Welfare of finishing pigs under different management
  • EU 2001-2004, 1.2 million EURO, The acute phase protein response in pigs during production,
  • University Challenge Fund, 2002-2005; £150000, Assays for veterinary clinical biochemistry
  • BBSRC 2004-2007, £353648 A surface enhanced Raman scattering biosensor for measuring acute phase protein in man and animals
  • DEFRA/VETRI, 2004-2009 £4.5 million, Integration of functional genomics and immunology and their application to infectious disease in ruminants
  • British Council Prime Ministers Initiative, 2008-2010 £25000, Host cell responses to infectious agents in ruminants
  • DEFRA,SERAD LINK, 2007-2009 £75000, Development of an Acute Phase Protein Index as an objective indicator of sub-clinical disease status in live pigs
  • COST Action, 2010-14 480000 Euro, Farm Animal Proteomics
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