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Corporate entry Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The University of Melbourne

From
Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Functions
Education and Medical Research
Website
http://www.biochemistry.unimelb.edu.au
Location
Parkville, Victoria

Summary

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences' School of Medicine. It was formerly known as the Russell Grimwade School of Biochemistry. Previously, Biochemistry had been taught at the University within the Physiology Department. William John Young was appointed the first lecturer of Biochemistry in 1920 and went on to become the foundation Professor of Biochemistry in 1938. The first Biochemistry building was constructed in 1956, funded largely by an endowment from Russell Grimwade. Today the Department of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology focuses on the areas of biochemistry, gene technology, proteomics and macromolecular imaging.

Timeline

 1961 - ? Russell Grimwade School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
        Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Published resources

Books

  • Flesch, Juliet, Transforming biology: a history of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne, The Miegunyah Press, Carlton, Vic., 2015, 333 pp. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Department of State and Regional Development, 'Medical Biotechnology 2001', in Guides to Current Research in Victorian Universities, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2002, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/asaw/exhib/awvs/medicalbiotech/unimelb.htm#332. Details
  • Rogers, George E. and Elliott, William H., 'Robert Henry Symons, 20 March 1934 - 4 October 2006', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 54, 2008, pp. 383-400. Details
  • Rogers, George E. and Elliott, William H., 'Robert Henry Symons 1934-2006', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 19, no. 2, 2008, pp. 191-213. Details

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