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Biographical entry Wood, Paul

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Microbiologist

Summary

Microbiologist Paul Wood became involved in animal health research during the 1980s. He joined the CSIRO Division of Animal Health in 1985 and was part of the team put together to develop a rapid identification test for bovine tuberculosis. The research resulted in a successful prototype test in 1990 and for this research the team was awarded the CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement. It was commercially adapted to test bovines (Bovigamâ„¢), deer (Cervigamâ„¢) and primates (Primagamâ„¢). Wood left the CSIRO in 1997 to direct the company that had licensed the technology, CSL. He was also the Deputy Director and Program Leader in the Cooperative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology from 1993 to 2000. In 2004 he joined Pfizer Animal Health Australia as Senior Director and was promoted in 2008 to Executive Director.

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1976
Education - Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, University of Western Australia
1981
Award - The Australian Society for Parasitology Student Award
1982
Career event - Joined the CSIRO Division of Animal Health
1982
Education - PhD from the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University
1990
Award - Co-recipient of CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement (Bovine Tuberculosis Research Group)
1992 - 1997
Career position - Founder and Program Manager, CSIRO Effective Vaccine Development program
1993
Award - Murex Diagnostic Award from The Australian Society for Microbiology
1993 - 2000
Career position - Deputy Director and Program Leader in the Cooperative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology
1994 - 2000
Career position - Associate Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne
1997 - 2004
Career position - Vice President and Director, Global Research and Development, CSL Animal Health, Parkville, Australia
2000 - 2004
Career position - Scientific consultant, Cellestis
2004 - 2008
Career position - Senior Director, Australia and New Zealand Biologicals Research and Development, Pfizer Animal Health Australia
2008 -
Career position - Executive Director, Global Discovery, Pfizer Animal Health, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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