Note to cell
Geoffrey Beale (1913-2009) established a research group in Edinburgh to study the genetics of single-celled micro-organisms called protozoa. Beale's work demonstrated that the same basic genetic principles can apply to a range of living things, from viruses to humans. This notebook shows Beale cross-breeding different strains of Paramecium, a life form found in marine and freshwater environments. Beale's later study of malaria parasites in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, was the first of its kind. Beale was one of the first non-nationals to receive an honorary DSc from the King of Thailand for his work, which established ongoing malaria research in Edinburgh.