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Biographical entry Dobson, Colin (1937 - 2007)

Born
19 July 1937
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Died
22 June 2007
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Parasitologist

Summary

Colin Dobson made substantial contributions to knowledge of immunity to parasitic infections, including the nature of protective immunity against gastrointestinal nematodes, genetic control of immunity and immunosuppression. His interests included the interactions between parasite and hosts and in later years to practical control of metazoan parasites by vaccination. Dobson was involved in the foundation of Australian Society for Parasitology, serving as President 1983 - 1985.

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1958
Education - BSc (Hons), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
1960
Life event - Migrated to Queensland
1960
Education - PhD, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
1960 - 1968
Career position - Senior Research Fellow in Experimental Parasitology, University of Queensland
1968
Education - DSc, University of Queensland
1983 - 1985
Career position - President, Australian Society for Parasitology
1985 - 1998
Career position - Professor and Head of the Department of Parasitology, University of Queensland

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  • Jones, Malcolm and Overstreet, Robin, 'Vale Colin Dobson 19 July 1937 - 22 June 2007', Newsletter, Australian Society for Parasitology, vol. 18, no. 2, 2007, pp. 6-7. Details

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