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Pip Beard

Principal Investigator and Senior Scientist, The Pirbright Institute & The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh

Pip graduated from Sydney University with a degree in veterinary science. After a year in practice in North Yorkshire she moved to Edinburgh and did a PhD in veterinary pathology based at the Moredun Research Institute. Pip then studied herpesvirus replication at Cornell University, New York, under Professor Joel Baines, before being awarded a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellowship which allowed her to move to London to work on poxviruses with Professor Geoff Smith. Pip then spent in a year in Mongolia as a specialist veterinary advisor to the Mongolian government, based at the State Central Veterinary Laboratory in Ulaanbaatar, before setting up her own research laboratory studying poxviruses at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. Her research investigates the interactions between poxviruses and their host cell. Since 2016 Pip has held a joint appointment between The Roslin Institute and The Pirbright Institute, where she leads the Large DNA Virus team.