Dr Jean-Yves Maillard presents the 7th annual Denver Russell memorial lecture
24 January 2012
Dr J-Y Maillard receiving the 2012 AD Russell Memorial lecture prize from the SfAM President Prof M Adams
Dr Jean-Yves Maillard from the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences presented the 2012 Denver Russell Memorial lecture to the Winter Meeting of the Society for Applied Microbiology on Wednesday 11th January at the Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London.
Jean-Yves gave a fascinating lecture on the use of biocides both in the past and the present asking whether their current usage is a cause for concern. Jean-Yves was then presented with a piece of commemorative artwork by Professor Martin Adams, President of the Society.
The Denver Russell Memorial Lecture is offered annually by the Society for Applied Microbiology to recognise contributions to that discipline. Denver Russell was a Professor of the Welsh School of Pharmacy at Cardiff University. He was a leading world authority on antibiotic and biocide mechanisms of action and the development of resistance. During his career some 45 of his research students obtained PhDs, he produced over 450 publications on microbial inactivation, and was author or editor of 16 books including the standard undergraduate text ‘Pharmaceutical Microbiology’ with W.B. Hugo. His expertise was recognised in appointments to national and international advisory committees, membership of editorial boards, and external examining roles. His Fellowship of the RPSGB (1981) was awarded for distinction in the science of pharmacy, and his published achievements resulted in Fellowships of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1982 and of the American Academy of Microbiology in 1999. Denver Russell died after a short illness in 2004.
Society for Applied Microbiology - Winter Meeting web site