Here’s one for scientist, or medical students for that matter. The Liverpool academic who discovered the link between malaria and mosquitoes now has a building named after him at a £23 million university base.
Nobel-prize winning scientist Sir Ronald Ross will now have a building at the University of Liverpool named after him. Sir Ronald won the Nobel Prize in 1902 after determining that malaria is spread by pesky mozzies.
Around 200 scientists will now study infectious diseases and global health issues at the university centre which will keep Sir Ronald’s legacy alive. The building was formally opened by the scientist’s grandson David Ross who spoke with Liverpool’s Echo.
He said: “It is wonderful to see my grandfather’s legacy recognised in this way.
“I am delighted that Liverpool maintains its focus on tropical diseases and continues to invest in this important area 100 years after my grandfather carried out his research here.
“The establishment of the Institute of Infection and Global Health and the opening of this new facility will ensure that Liverpool remains at the forefront of research into infectious diseases.”
At the time of winning his Nobel Prize, Sir Ronald Ross was a lecturer at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine so there couldn’t be a more fitting place for this institution and he was the first Brit to win the prize before becoming a Professor of Tropical Medicine.
As a city, Liverpool tends to have stereotypes of glam girls with rollers in their hair a la Desperate Scousewives as well as budding Steven Gerrard’s however; with all of this science talk could we be looking at a bunch of future scientists coming out of scouseland.