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Robert Dalziel

(Former employee or visitor)

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Glasgow
Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow

Current Research Interests

Host-pathogen interactions in herpesvirus and influenza virus infections of man and animals.


BVM&S 1st year: New curriculum. 100+ students Two lectures on molecular diagnostics, one lecture on oncogenes and their function, One 3 hour tutorial session; Seven 1 h tutorials. Twelve lectures on Basic Virology.

BVM&S 2nd Year: Infection and Immunity. Course Manager. 100+ students Twelve lectures on Basic Virology. Two (4 half classes) practical class in Immunology. Two 1 hr half class revision sessions; seven 1h tutorials on all aspects of course. Member of Board of Examiners. Member of Staff Student Liaison Committee.

Graduate Entry programme: Introductory Pathology and Infectious |Diseases. Course manger. 50+ students; 12 lectures on Basic Virology. Two 1h tutorials; One 1h class revision session. Member of Board of Examiners. Member of Staff Student Liaison Committee.


3rd year BSc

BSc: Molecular Microbiology 3h. 60+ students. Three lectures, one practical. 

BSc: Medical Microbiology 3h. 60 + students Two lectures, one practical.

4th year BSc

BSc, BSc (Vet. Sc), BSc (Med. Sc) Honours Microbiology and Infection. 40+ students. This course is run as a series of elective courses. I am the organiser for one elective. Five two hour lecture sessions, one three hour student presentation session. Ten hours of tutorial sessions I also supervise students for their research project. (Member of Board of Examiners 2002-2008).

Taught Postgraduate Courses. 

Distance learning MSc in International Animal Health. Co-ordinator of two modules in first year. Member of Board of Examiners.

Postgraduate supervision

1988 91 Miss Nessa Carey, MRC AIDS Directed Studentship.

1992-96 Miss Penelope Carter. MRC Studentship. 

1994-96 Mr Michael Fotheringham. 

1994-97 Mr Massimo Palmarini.* EEC Studentship. (Moredun Research Institute)

1995-99 Miss Sandi. Swa. Moredun Foundation Studentship. (MRI)

1997-00 Miss Fiona Frame. University of Edinburgh Post-graduate scholarship. 

1999-02 Dr Thonur Leenadevi*. ACU Commonwealth student.

1999-02 Miss Kathryn Thomas. Sir James Knott Trust. (MRI)

2000-04 Miss Melanie Stowe. Peter Doherty studentship. (MRI)

2001-04 Miss Daniella Salvatore* University of Camorrena Scholarship. (MRI)

2002-05 Miss Wai-Ling. Kok. Darwin Trust scholarship.

2002-05 Mr Colin. Sharp. BBSRC Case Award.

2006-09 Mrs Gillian Hunter* BBSRC Case Award.

2006-10 Mr Stephen Medhurst GlaxoSmithKline studentship. 

2007-10 Mr Peter Wasson ICHAIR/BBSRC studentship

2007-10 Miss Claire Levy Self funded.

Second supervisor

1991-94 Dr Vipan Gupta* 

1998-01 Miss Samantha Bailey 

1999-02 Miss Jane Rosbottom* 

2000-03 Miss Katy Matthews 

2003-07 Mr Alistair Chalmers

2003-07 Mr King Shimumbao Nalubamba* 

(* = Veterinary graduate)

Postgraduate examinations.

I have acted as External or Internal examiner of a PhD Thesis on more than thirty occasions.

Research activities & awards

  1. Veterinary Research Communications (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

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