Speakers at ICG-13

Robin earned his veterinary degree and Dr med vet (1988) in Switzerland, and his PhD (1990) and DVSc (2000) at The University of Melbourne, Australia.His main focus has been on developing and using genomic, bioinformatic and other technologies to investigate socio-economically important parasites, and develop novel diagnostic methods and intervention strategies. Key goals have been to foster early career researchers in parasitology, and establish advanced technologies and concepts to gain improved insights into the biology of parasites, disease processes and host-parasite interactions at the molecular level.Robin has been an editor and is on the editorial boards of some key international scientific journals. He is a DipEVPC, FASM and FASP, and has received a number of awards and honours including the Bancroft Mackerras Medal,Fulbright Professorial Scholarship, the WAAVP-Bayer Award for Excellence in Research and the Alexander von Humboldt Professorial Research Prize. Currently, he is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at The University of Melbourne.

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