SAVA Gold Medal – Prof Banie Penzhorn
By Prof Banie Penzhorn
Posted on 12 November 2009
Prof Banie Penzhorn of the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases recently received the highest accolade of the South African Veterinary Association, the Gold Medal.
This was awarded to him for his exceptional, sustained scientific achievements as researcher as well as his academic commitment to an array of biological disciplines including various fields in veterinary science, as well as in zoology and nature conservation. Prof Penzhorn is one of the most productive and esteemed researchers in veterinary science and zoology in South Africa, as is reflected by his recent B grading by the National Research Foundation. His sustained commitment to research is best illustrated by his impressive array of scientific publications (124, at the last count) since his first paper in 1968 – the year in which he was appointed at SANParks. His more recent research themes are coccidia and blood parasites, more specifically babesias and theilerias, of wildlife and domestic animals. Further contributions are textbook chapters, published full-length conference papers, invited plenary papers, frequent participation in local and international conferences, workshops and short courses. International collaborators include researchers at Montana State University, the University of California-Davis, Utrecht University and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.
Contact person: Prof Banie Penzhorn
Tel: +27 12 529 8253