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Howard, Vyvyan Professor

Professor of Bioimaging

Academic and Professional Qualifications

- 1970 MB ChB, Liverpool
- 1983 Ph D, Liverpool
- 1995 MRCPath
- 1999 FRCPath

Career History

- 1991 - Senior Lecturer, Developmental Toxico-Pathology, University of Liverpool
- 1975 - 1991 Lecturer in Anatomy, University of Liverpool
- 1971 - 1975 Demonstrator in Anatomy, University of Liverpool
- 1970 - 1971 House Officer, Sefton General Hospital, Liverpool

Teaching & Learning Activities

Professor Vyvyan Howard is a medically-qualified toxico-pathologist and the leader of the Bioimaging Research Group (BRG). He has held the Presidencies of the Royal Microscopical Society and the International Society for Stereology and was the General Editor of the Journal of Microscopy from 1985-91, the period when both confocal and scanning probe microscopy were becoming established. He is co-author of "Unbiased Stereology" the main textbook for the application to 3D measurement in microscopy, otherwise termed stereology, a field in which he has contributed and published widely.

In recent years, he has become involved in researching the toxicological properties of particles, in particular, nano-particles. These fall into the size range of 1 to 100 nanometres and therefore the use of high resolution microscopy (such as that available within the BRG) for their detection is mandatory. The BRG is involved in a number of projects investigating nano-particle fate in living systems.

Research Interests

In recent years, he has become involved in researching the toxicological properties of particles, in particular, nano-particles. These fall into the size range of 1 to 100 nanometres and therefore the use of high resolution microscopy (such as that available within the BRG) for their detection is mandatory. The NSB is involved in a number of projects investigating nano-particle fate in living systems.

Brief profile

Vyvyan Howard is Professor of Bioimaging, a medically-qualified toxico-pathologist and the current leader of the Nano Systems Research Group. He has held the Presidencies of the Royal Microscopical Society and the International Society for Stereology and was the General Editor of the Journal of Microscopy from 1985-91, the period when both confocal and scanning probe microscopy were becoming established. He is co-author of “Unbiased Stereology†the main textbook for the application to 3D measurement in microscopy, otherwise termed stereology, a field in which he has contributed and published widely. From 2007 to 2009 he was the President of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment, an organisation representing some 30,000 medical doctors around the world which has WHO and UN recognition. He served on the DEFRA Advisory Committee on Pesticides from 2002-2008 as a toxicologist.

Howard, Vyvyan Professor

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Email: v.howard@ulster.ac.uk

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