Dr John Baird
Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)
First Class hons degree and PhD in Zoology from Queen's University, Belfast.
Nominated by students for University of Aberdeen Science Lecturer of the Year 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020.
Fellow and Trustee of the Royal Entomological Society.
Member of the Council of the Royal Entomological Society.
Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.
PG Cert in HE
Various insect-based research from haemphagous disease vectors to diversity of beetles and riverflies. Also interested in human perceptions of 'pests'.
Jenni Stockan - Impacts of Riparian Buffer Strips on Biodiversity (graduated 2015)
Gabor Poszgai - Phenological Changes in Ground Beetle Communities at two Environmental Change Network Sites in Scotland. (Graduated 2017)
Catriona McIntosh - Drug Target Identification in the Cat Flea by Transcriptomic analysis and Gene Knock Down (Graduated 2018)
Degree programme Coordinator for BSc Biology, BSc Biological Sciences, MSci Biological Sciences
Level 1 Introduction to Biological Sciences - Course Coordinator alongside Michelle Pinard - various lectures and practical sessions
Level 1 Diversity of Life - Lectures on evolution of arthropods
Level 2 Student Selected Component for Medics - Global Health and Tropical Disease theme Coordinator
Level 2 Research Skills for Medical Sciences - Tutor group projects
Level 2 Zoology Field Course - Course Coordinator - deliver various activities, mainly insect-based
Level 3 Biology and Control of Infectious Diseases - Course Coordinator - various lectures on diseases and vectors of disease
Level 3/4 Imagination, Creativity and Innovation in Science - Course Coordinator - this novel course is workshop-based. Students - working alone and in teams of two - create innovative products.
Level 4 Advances in Vector Biology - lectures on vector control, including transgenics, transmission-blocking vaccines as well as more pragmatic approaches
Level 4 Parasitology - Lectures on malaria, flaviviruses, helminthes, vaccines and chemotherapy
Level 4 Hons Project - Course Coordinator alongside Jerry Sternberg
Level 5 Public Communication of Science - Course Coordinator alongside Sam Martin
Level 5 MSci Research project - Course Coordinator alongside Sam Martin
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RNA interference in the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis: Approaches for sustained gene knockdown and evidence of involvement of Dicer-2 and Argonaute2International Journal for Parasitology, vol. 48, no. 13, pp. 993-1002Contributions to Journals: Articles
Phenological changes of the most commonly sampled ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) species in the UK environmental change networkInternational journal of biometeorology, vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 1063-1074Contributions to Journals: Articles
Reference gene selection and RNA preservation protocol in the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, for gene expression studiesParasitology, vol. 143, no. 12, pp. 1532-1542Contributions to Journals: Articles
Effects of riparian buffer strips on ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) within an agricultural landscapeInsect Conservation and Diversity, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 172-184Contributions to Journals: Articles
Immune interactions between mosquitoes and their hostsParasite Immunology, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 143-153Contributions to Journals: Articles
Reproductive Structures of Arthurdendyus triangulatus (Dendy): Seasonality and the Effect of StarvationPedobiologia, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 435-442Contributions to Journals: Articles
Long-term effects of prey-availability, partnering and temperature on overall egg capsule output of ‘New Zealand flatworms’, Arthurdendyus triangulatesAnnals of Applied Biology, vol. 146, no. 3, pp. 289-301Contributions to Journals: Articles