Alasdair Nisbet is Head of the Vaccines Pillar at Moredun. He graduated from Glasgow University with a BSc in Agricultural Zoology, followed by a PhD in Biochemistry. After postdoctoral periods at Aberdeen University and the University of Melbourne, he joined Moredun in 2004. Throughout his scientific career his research focus has been on novel methods of controlling invertebrate pests and parasites with an emphasis on understanding and exploiting the unique physiology of parasites of veterinary significance, in particular by understanding their interactions with the host. He has worked in, and with, some of the most forward-thinking and effective academic research groups in the field and has national and international collaborations with, and funding from, RCUK and industry partners. He has fruitful collaborations with public sector and stakeholder groups nationally and internationally and has been highly successful in gaining research funding, holding ~£10M of external research funding (individually and collaboratively) currently.