ERA Chair holder

Prof. Peter David Eckersall, BSc, PhD, MBA FSB, from the University of Glasgow, has been selected on 13th of April 2017 as the new ERA Chair holder on the VetMedZg project, to lead the ERA Chair team and project research until the end of the project implementation in June 2019. Prof. Eckersall has been selected by the international committee among 13 candidates for the international tender, and has already held his first meeting with the researchers of the ERA Chair team at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zagreb, to discuss the future work and project activities.

Professor David Eckersall graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BSc in Biochemistry (1973) and a PhD in Biochemistry from University of Edinburgh (1977). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and a Member of the Academia Europaea. Prof. Eckersall is the Professor of Veterinary Biochemistry at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow. His research has been focused on the diagnostic applications of protein analysis in veterinary medicine and has published over 200 peer reviewed papers and co-edited the first text on animal proteomics (Methods in Animal Proteomics, Wiley). He was the Chair of the COST Action for Farm Animal Proteomics (2011-14). He was awarded the Heiner Sommer Prize of the International Society for Animal Clinical Pathology for Lifetime Contribution to Animal Clinical Biochemistry in 2008 and the Siemens Prize of the Division of Animal Clinical Chemistry of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry for Contributions to Animal Clinical Chemistry in 2010.  Scientific papers of prof. Eckersall have been published in a variety of refeered scientific and veterinary journals and over 100 presentations have been made at national and international conferences. Prof. Eckersall's number of articles: 218, number of citations: 8016 (Google Scholar), Hirsch 'H' index: 46 (Google Scholar).

ERA Chair holder