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Correspondence with David Walliker, 1965-1988

Identifier: Coll-1255/2/10

Scope and Contents

Correspondence chiefly concerns the establishment and progress of Walliker's MRC research programme at the Institute of Animal Genetics, conditions regarding his grant and Beale's recommendation of him for a University professorship.

Except for a few early letters, copies of Beale's own replies to Walliker are not present.


  • 1965-1988

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open. Where noted, the researcher may be required to complete a Data Protection undertaking form. A small amount of material is restricted and cannot be produced.

Biographical / Historical

Beale gained MRC funding in 1966 to embark on a programme conducting genetic analyses of malaria parasites. Walliker was suggested to Beale as a collaborator by Professor P.C.C. Garnham at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who had supervised Garnham's PhD on fish parasites. By early 1970, the first genetic cross had been successfully conducted in a rodent malaria parasite, which demonstrated the Mendelian nature of genetic inheritance of malaria parasites. Walliker took over the direction of this project after Beale's retirement and became the leading figure in the Edinburgh malaria genetics programme. In 1986, Walliker was made an honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh.


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