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Personal Chair: Liz Glass

Professor Liz Glass has been appointed Personal Chair of Veterinary Immunogenetics.

Liz Glass

Professor Glass gained a BSc in Biochemistry, followed by a PhD on the biology of macrophage receptors from the University of Edinburgh.

She was awarded a Research Fellowship from the British Diabetic Association to investigate the role of macrophage receptors in diabetes.

She then went to the Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh where she is now a group leader on livestock innate immunity and genetics.

Professor Glass currently leads research projects on topics that include the role of host genetics on vaccine responsiveness and resistance to pathogens that invade macrophages.

Her research has highlighted how comparative genomic approaches can shed new light on the co-evolution of host and pathogen.

Recently, her group contributed to the sequencing and annotation of immune-related genes in the bovine genome.

She has published more than 100 papers and is funded by grants from the BBSRC, EU, Wellcome Trust and industry.