Keith Vickerman

Keith Vickerman FRS[2] FRSE FMedSci (21 March 1933 – 28 June 2016)[3] was a British zoologist born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire.[1] He was Regius Professor of Zoology in the University of Glasgow, 1984–98.[4] He was awarded the Linnean Medal in 1996. A Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, he was one of the organization's founding members.[1]

Keith Vickerman
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Born(1933-03-21)21 March 1933
Died28 June 2016(2016-06-28) (aged 83)
SpouseMoira Dutton[1]
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Linnean Medal (1906)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow
Academic work
Main interestsNatural history, Zoology, Parasitology

Vickerman was the one who made the discovery that antigenic variation could occur in eukaryotic cells, namely in protozoa.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Cox, Francis (November 2017). "Obituary of Professor Keith Vickerman FRS: 1931–2016". Parasitology. 144 (13): 1841–1843. doi:10.1017/S0031182017000403. ISSN 0031-1820.
  2. ^ Cox, Francis; Gull, Keith (2021). "Keith Vickerman. 21 March 1933—28 June 2016". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 71.
  3. ^ "Professor Keith Vickerman". The Times. 13 July 2016. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  4. ^ ‘VICKERMAN, Prof. Keith’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 12 July 2013