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Ta-Yan Leong joined the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry in 1982. He joined Head Office in 1994 and was instrumental in driving CSIRO’s Asian engagement
Michael Desmond Rickard [1941-2019]
Mike Rickard was a veterinary parasitologist whose main research interests concerned the immunology, biology, epidemiology and control of tapeworm infections in livestock, and the transmission of tapeworms to humans. His research group developed and commercialised the first recombinant antiparasitic vaccine, leading to similar vaccines for range of cestode parasites. Between 1989 and 2001 Rickard was Chief of the CSIRO Division of Animal Health. Rickard was President of the Australian Society for Parasitology in 1982.
Alexander (Alick) Lascelles
Professor Lascelles was an immunologist and physiologist best known for his work on immunity to mastitis. He contributed to scientific knowledge on the origin, characteristics and mechanisms of transfer of antibody in mammary glands, as well as the transfer of immunoglobulins into colostrum.
Dennis Leslie Watson
Denis Watson was a Program Manager, Site OIC and Head of Laboratory in CSIRO Division of Animal Health at Armidale in the 1980s and 1990s.
William (Bill) Walladge Mansfield (1924-1974)
Bill Mansfield had a long and distinguished career in CSIRO joining the physical chemistry group of the Division of Industrial Chemistry in 1946.
Dr. Larry R. Marshall
Dr. Larry Marshall is a scientist, technology innovator and business leader with more than 25 years’ experience in creating new value and impact with science.
Dr. Katherine Locock
Dr Katherine Locock leads the Drug Discovery Chemistry team in the Manufacturing Business Unit of the CSIRO in Melbourne, Australia. […]
Elizabeth Gordon Heij
Stub entry only — contributions wanted Dr. Elizabeth Heij was born in Tasmania, and educated in New Zealand and the […]