Professor of Veterinary Biochemistry
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine
College of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Life Science
University of Glasgow
1973 University of Liverpool, 1970-1973, BSc IIi in Biochemistry
1976 University of Edinburgh, PhD, (Animal Breeding Research Organisation)
1989 University of Glasgow, Master of Business Administration
1993 Member of the Royal College of Pathologists
1998 Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists
Employment & Management
1976-1980 Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Glasgow Dental School.
1980-1990 Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Clinical Biochemistry, University of Glasgow Veterinary School
1985-1998 Director of veterinary clinical biochemistry service
1990-1993 Head of Department, Department of Veterinary Clinical Biochemistry
1993-2001 Senior Lecturer Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University of Glasgow Veterinary School
2002-2004 Director of Centre for Integrated Diagnostic Systems,
University of Glasgow
2003 Professor of Veterinary Biochemistry, University of Glasgow
2007-10 Director and Chief Scientific Officer, ReactivLab Ltd
1992-1994 Secretary, International Society for Animal Clinical Biochemistry
1994-1996 Organising Chairman of ISACB Congress, Glasgow, 1996
1996-1998 President, International Society for Animal Clinical Biochemistry
1998-2000 Vice-President, International Society for Animal Clinical Biochemistry
1999-2001 Chairman, Animal Clinical Chemistry Association
1999 Member of Research Assessment Exercise Panel for University of Helsinki Veterinary School, Finland.
2001-2003 Coordinator, EU Concerted Action on Harmonization of Bovine and Porcine Plasma Protein Analysis
2001-2004 Coordinator, EU Shared Cost Project on Acute Phase Protein in Pigs
2005 Editorial Board member, BMC Veterinary Research journal
2001- Chairman & member of Animal Acute Phase Conference Organising Committees
2007 Editorial Board member, Biomarkers
2008 Heiner Sommer Prize of the International Society of Animal Clinical Pathology for Lifetime Contribution to Animal Clinical Biochemistry
2010 Siemens Prize of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry for contribution to animal clinical chemistry
2012 President of the Association for Veterinary Teaching & Research Work
2011-14 Chair of COST Action FA1002, Farm Animal Protoemics
Recent Research Grants
BBSRC/SERAD 2001-04 £215000 The acute phase response in bovine mastitis; with JL Fitzpatrick, AM Nolan, JA Beeley, CH Knight (Hannah Research Institute),
MLC/DEFRA 2001-04 £18,000 Welfare of finishing pigs under different management;
EU 2000-03 Coordinated Action on acute phase proteins in animals
EU 2001-2004 1.2 million EURO, Shared Cost project: The acute phase protein response in pigs during production;
University Challenge Fund 2003-2006 £200000, Development of assays for veterinary clinical biochemistry
BBSRC 2004-2007 £353648 A surface enhanced Raman scattering biosensor for measuring acute phase protein in man and animals
Carnegie Foundation, 2003-06; Studentship on 'Glycosylation of acute phase protein in animals
Genesis Faraday/BBSRC 2004-07; Studentship on 'Heritability of porcine acute phase proteins'
DEFRA/VETRI, 2004-2009 £4.5 million, Integration of functional genomics and immunology and their application to infectious disease in ruminants
British Council/Prime Minister’s Initiative 2 2008-2010 £25,000 Acute Phase Proteins in Pasturella Multocida in Water Buffalo, with University Putri Malaysia
SERAD LINK 2008-2009 £75000 Acute Phase Index in neaonatal pigs
EU COST Action Farm Animal Proteomics 2011-2014 480000 Euro (Chair of Action)
SKOVGAARD K., MORTENSEN S., BOYE M., POULSEN K.T., CAMPBELL F.M., ECKERSALL P.D. & HEEGAARD P.M.H. (2009) Rapid and widely disseminated acute phase protein response after experimental bacterial infection of pigs. Veterinary Research 40, 23
MURPHY L., ECKERSALL P.D., BISHOP S.C., PETTIT J.J., HUNTLEY J.F., BURCHMORE R. & STEAR M.J. (2010) Genetic variation among lambs in peripheral IgE activity against the larval stages of Teladorsagia circumcincta. Parasit 137, 1249-1260.
DIACK A.B., GLADNEY C.D., MELLENCAMP M.A., STEAR M.J. & ECKERSALL P. (2011) Characterisation of plasma acute phase protein concentrations in a high health boar herd. Veterinary Immunology And Immunopathology 139, 107-112.
HEEGAARD P.M., STOCKMARR A., PINEIRO M., CARPINTERO R., LAMPREAVE F., CAMPBELL F.M., ECKERSALL P., TOUSSAINT M.J., GRUYS E. & SORENSEN N.S. (2011) Optimal combinations of acute phase proteins for detecting infectious disease in pigs. Veterinary Research 42,
WHELEHAN C.J., MEADE K.G., ECKERSALL P., YOUNG F.J. & O'FARRELLY C. (2011) Experimental Staphylococcus aureus infection of the mammary gland induces region-specific changes in innate immune gene expression. Veterinary Immunology And Immunopathology 140, 181-189.
PYORALA S., HOVINEN M., SIMOJOKI H., FITZPATRICK J., ECKERSALL P. & ORRO T. (2011) Acute phase proteins in milk in naturally acquired bovine mastitis caused by different pathogens. Vet.Rec. 168, 535-U39
ECKERSALL, P.D. and WHITFIELD, P , Methods in Animal Proteomics, Wiley Blackwell, New York, 2011
ECKERSALL, PD & M McLAUGHLIN, (2011) Proteomics in Animal Health and Disease. In ‘Methods in Animal Proteomics’, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK eds Eckersall PD & Whitfield PD, pp243-318
ECKERSALL P.D., DE ALMEIDA A.M. & MILLER I. (2012) Proteomics, a new tool for farm animal science. Journal of Proteomics 75, 4187-4189.
CECILIANI F., CERON J.J., ECKERSALL P.D. & SAUERWEIN H. (2012) Acute phase proteins in ruminants. Journal of Proteomics 75, 4207-4231.
BRACELAND M., BICKERDIKE R., TINSLEY J., COCKERILL D., MCLOUGHHLIN M.F., GRAHAM D.A., BURCHMORE R.J., WEIR W., WALLACE C. & ECKERSALL P.D. (2013) The serum proteome of Atlantic salmon, Salmo Salar, during pancreas disease (PD) following infection with salmonid alphavirus subtype 3 (SAV3). Journal of Proteomics 94, 423-436.
MANSOR R., MULLEN W., ALBALAT A., ZEREFOS P., MISCHAK H., BARRETT D.C., BIGGS A. & ECKERSALL P.D. (2013) A peptidomic approach to biomarker discovery for bovine mastitis. Journal of Proteomics 85, 89-98.