Monthly Archives: October 2015
We talk to Odile Bain Prize winner Dr Abdul Jabbar, veterinary parasitologist at the University of Melbourne, about his career and his views on parasitological research in Australia. Abdul’s work has contributed
significant advances in the field of epidemiology, evolution, genetics, mitochondrial genomics and molecular diagnosis of parasites of socioeconomic significance.
Xiaoyun Wang has been awarded the Odile Bain Memorial Prize in 2015 in recognition of the significant advancements he has made in the field of genetics and genomics of Clonorchis sinensis. His work has given new insights into human infection and disease. Here, we talk to Xiaoyun about his work, his experiences working in parasitology and his advice for early career parasitologists.
This year, parasitologists have won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. William C Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura were awarded the prize “for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites”. Sharing the 2015 prize is Chinese scientist Youyou Tu “for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against malaria”.