Professor Keith Vickerman, zoologist, was born on March 21, 1933.
He was appointment to the John Graham Kerr chair in zoology in 1979, and then a few years later, appointed to the regius chair of zoology. He became a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1970, a fellow of the Royal Society in 1984 and a founder and fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998. He was a world authority on protozoa.
He died of pancreatic cancer on June 28, 2016, aged 83.