Presenter: Professor Norman Pace from the University of Colorado

About Skerman Lecture

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Professor V. B. D. Skerman

The Skerman Lecture recognises the contribution of Professor Victor Bruce Darlington Skerman in the development of Microbiology at The University of Queensland.

Professor Skerman was Head of the Department of Microbiology from 1962 to 1981, having been appointed Foundation Chair of Microbiology in 1961.

He had broad interests in microbial physiology, ecology and diversity, but is best known and recognised for his international reform of bacterial systematics and nomenclature.

Read more about Professor Skerman on our history page.