Announcement: SPRENT, John Frederick Adrian.
Late of Moggill. 23.07.1915 – 01.11.2010 Loving Husband of Mary and Muriel (decd). Father of Jonathan, Anthony and Elizabeth (decd). Poppy to his Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. Friends and Relatives are invited to Johns Funeral, to be held at Metropolitan Funeral Home Chapel, 224 Newnham Road, Mt Gravatt, Tuesday, 9th November, 2010, commencing at 11.30 a.m. No flowers by request, donations to the Red Cross would be appreciated.
We regret to advise members that Emeritus Prof John Sprent passed away in Brisbane on Monday 1 Nov 2010.Â Professor Sprent made outstanding contributions, over more than 60 years, to education, research and scholarship within the discipline of Parasitology.Â He was without doubt the foremost parasitologist in Australia and was recognized both nationally and internationally for his achievements. Prof Sprent was Foundation President and Fellow, Australian Society for Parasitology; Foundation Fellow, Australian College of Veterinary scientists; and from 1974-93 was Editor in Chief of the International Journal for Parasitology. An obituary for Prof Sprent will appear in the next ASP Newsletter and a substantial tribute article will appear in IJP in the not too distant future.
Comments from members:
6th Nov 2010
“In the passing away of Professor John Sprent, the world has lost one of the most outstanding Parasitologists we have ever had. He was an icon in Parasitology and his contributions to the discipline immensely great. Over a period of 5 decades-working in Australia he transformed Parasitology globally to a level of Scientific ExcellenceÂ unpreceded inÂ in the historyÂ Medical and Veterinery Science. I have had the privilage of knowing John for overÂ 4 decades after meeting him for the first time in 1962 at the UNESCO organised meeting on Parasitology in Singapore. Since then we have kept fully in touch and the last I met up with him was about a year ago in his house in Brisbane when we talked about our mutual colleagues and friends whom we knew over the past 50 years. His absence will be missed by many of us who knew him as an Eminent Scholer and Visionery,Â at Parasitology MeetingsÂ but most importantly as a kind and loving human being of multiple talents.”
Professor EmiritusÂ Dato Dr. C.P.Ramachandran FASc.,