ICT Awards: 2004
Merit Award Winner
to Dr. Iain Purchase,
winner of the 2004 IUTOX Merit Award.
Professor Iain F.H.
Purchase, Wilmslow, United Kingdom, was given the prestigious IUTOX
Merit Award during the opening ceremony of the International Congress
of Toxicology in Tampere, Finland last July. This award was presented
to him for his international contributions to the development of toxicology.
Iain Purchase was trained as a veterinarian in South Africa and received his
PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK in 1964. His main affiliation during
his long and outstanding professional career was with the ICI/Zeneca Central
Toxicology Laboratory in Macclesfield, where he was Director 1981-98. Since
1998 he has been a visiting professor at the University of Manchester.
Professor Purchase has published over 170 papers in fields relating to toxicology
and ethics. His investigations have been principally related to the identification
of chemical carcinogens and the assessment of risk of exposures to them. He
has especially been engaged in deploying in vitro methods based on
the concern about ethical matters related to the use of animals.
Iain Purchase has been a member of several national and international scientific
advisory committees relating to research, carcinogens in foods and animal procedures.
He has received numerous scientific and honorary awards, including the Order
of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1998. Iain Purchase
is also recognized for being chairman of the British Toxicology Society and
a very successful President of IUTOX during 1995-98.
IUTOX Award Winners:
2001 IUTOX Merit
Award: José Castro
1998 IUTOX Merit Award: