Moredun is very proud to be celebrating its centenary in 2020 and providing science solutions to prevent and control livestock diseases through research and education.
Moredun Foundation Chairman Ian Duncan Millar will introduce this special Centenary seminar from Moredun with an introduction from Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, Scientific Director and CEO with highlights of the science alongside a special focus on Sustainable parasite control: test don’t guess with Dr Philip Skuce, Dr Stew Burgess and Dr Dave Bartley.
Ian Duncan Millar, Chairman of the Moredun FoundationIan is a farmer from Aberfeldy with arable, beef, hill and low-ground sheep.
He is a past Chairman of Highland Glen lamb marketing Cooperative and the Scottish Association for Sheep Health. Ian is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and Agricultural Arbitrator, and is a former President of the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association. Ian Duncan Millar was awarded an MBE in the 2010 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for his services to agriculture.Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, Scientific Director of Moredun Research Institute and CEO of the Moredun Group.Professor Julie Fitzpatrck holds a Chair in Food Security at the University of Glasgow’s School of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences.
She became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2007, a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society of Scotland in 2008, and was awarded an OBE for services to livestock research in 2014. She was awarded the Royal Smithfield Club Bicentenary Trophy for contributions to agriculture in 2016, and the Dalrymple-Champney’s Cup for veterinary research in 2018. She has acted as Vice Chair of GALVmed, a public-private partnership funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Department For International Development; Co-Chair of the Scottish Food Commission; a previous member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council, and of the Board of Quality Meat Scotland.
At the UK level, she is currently Chair of the UK Science Partnership for Animal and Plant Health and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, and Non-Executive Director, of the Animal and Plant Health Agency. Her personal research focused on infectious diseases of cattle, sheep and goats with particular emphasis on mastitis, welfare, and developing countries.Dr Philip Skuce, Principal Scientist at the Moredun Research InstituteDr Skuce has worked there for 25 years on various aspects of sustainable control of helminth parasites (worms & fluke) in livestock.
His research interests are in parasite diagnostics, detection in the environment, vaccination studies and the detection and management of anthelmintic resistance. He also has interests in the impact of climate change on helminth parasite epidemiology and the impact of endemic disease on the carbon footprint of livestock production.
He is also the SEFARI (Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes) Knowledge Exchange Sector Lead for Livestock.