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Biographical entry Baas Becking, Laurens Gerhard Marinus (1895 - 1963)

Born
4 January 1895
Deventer, Netherlands
Died
6 January 1963
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Botanist and Microbiologist

Summary

Laurens Baas-Becking was Professor of Botany, Leiden University, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Buitenzorg, Java and then a member of the Botany Department, University of Sydney 1951-1952. He also worked for the Bureau of Mineral Resources and the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation).

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c. 1915
Education - Bachelor of Arts (AB) completed in Utrecht, Holland
c. 1918
Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at Utrecht, Holland
1921
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from Utrecht, Holland
1921
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Stanford University, USA
1921 - 1931
Career position - Research Assistant then Assistant Professor, then Herrzstein Professor of General Physiology at Stanford University, USA
1931 - 1939
Career position - Professor of General Botany at Leiden, Holland
1939 - 1940
Career position - Western Director of Science and Director of the Royal Botanic Garden in Buitenzorg, Java
c. 1943
Life event - Leader of the Dutch underground movement during World War II
1945 - 1949
Career position - Head of the Field Branch of the Relief Prisoners of War and Civil Internees in the South-East Asia Command
1945 - 1949
Career position - Western Director of Science and Director of the Royal Botanic Garden in Buitenzorg, Java
1949 - 1950
Career position - Director of Research at the South Pacific Commission
1951 - 1952
Career position - Department of Botany at the University of Sydney
c. 1953 - c. 1957
Career position - Division of Fisheries at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) in Cronulla, New South Wales
c. 1958 - c. 1959
Career position - Bureau of Mineral Resources
1960 - 1962
Career position - Division of Plant Industry at CSIRO

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Laurens Gerhard Marinus Baas Becking - Records, 1950 - 1965, MS 043; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Went, F. W., 'Dr L. G. M. Baas-Becking', Nature, vol. 198, no. 4876, 1963, p. 134. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.