Terry Hennessey Microbiology Fellowship


A Short Note About Dr Terry Hennessey: Terry Hennessey qualified in Medicine at Oxford University where he was awarded a Doctor of Medicine for his research on antibiotic-resistant on enterobacteria (undertaken with Dr Naomi Datta at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School). Keenly aware of the need to consider the serious threat posed by drug-resistant infections, Terry joined Imperial Chemical Industries Pharmaceuticals (now part of AstraZeneca) where he initiated a wide range of in vitro and in vivo tests needed for the discovery and development of novel antibacterial agents. With his medical background, scientific excellence and natural authority Terry had a wide international network. Ever a Francophile, Terry’s team included a highly professional group of chemists at ICI’s research laboratory in Reims. Notable among Terry’s achievements at ICI was the development of chlorhexidine as Corsodyl’ in dental hygiene, and the novel broad-spectrum β‑lactam meropenem (originally developed by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. Ltd.).

The Terry Hennessey Microbiology Fellowship offers a young investigator (normally under the age of 35) working in the field of infectious diseases, a travel grant of up to £1,500 to present a paper/​poster at the annual ASM Microbe Meeting in the USA.

This Fellowship is open to applicants on a worldwide basis and the BSAC administers this award on behalf of the Terry Hennessey Microbiology Fellowship Trust. Applications are considered by the BSAC Grants Secretary.

To Apply

Applicants must complete the application form at the top of this page. The application form must not be altered in any way.

Applicants must submit information in the exact order* as follows:

  • A completed application form
  • A copy of the abstract submitted to the Scientific Committee for ASM Microbe
  • A copy of the letter of acceptance from the Scientific Committee for ASM Microbe
  • A brief curriculum vitae (maximum x2 A4 pages, including any recent publications)
  • Applicants must submit a signed copy of the BSAC Terms and Conditions form (before making an application, applicants are advised to read all Terms and Conditions and Standard Operating Procedures found at: BSAC T&Cs/SOPS)
  • All documents must be submitted via the BSAC online submission system:
    • The online submission system will produce a single pdf document of all information uploaded – applicants must check this pdf document to ensure all information is correct and in the order requested above
    • *Applications not submitted with pages set out in the order requested above will be returned to the applicant for revision
    • Applications submitted by email will not be accepted

Application Deadline: 12 April 2019 at 23:59 GMT/UK time. [ASM Microbe 2019 to be held from 20 – 24 June 2019 in San Francisco, USA].

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