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Biographical entry Frankel, Otto Herzberg (1900 - 1998)

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Born
4 November 1900
Austria
Died
21 November 1998
Occupation
Geneticist and Plant breeder

Summary

(Sir) Otto Herzberg Frankel was Chief, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO, Canberra 1951-1962, a member of the Executive 1962-1966 and, from 1966, has worked as an honorary research fellow in the Division of Plant Industry.

Details

Born 4 November 1900. Died Canberra, 21 November 1998. Educated Berlin (Doctorate of Agriculture 1925) and Cambridge. Kt 1966. Wheat breeder, Czechoslovakia 1925-26, Animal science project, Palestine 1927, oats work in Cambridge 1928, plant breeder and geneticist, New Zealand 1929-41, Director, Wheat Research Institute, New Zealand 1942-49, Director, Crop Research Division, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Zealand 1950-51, Chief, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO 1951-62, Member of Executive, CSIRO 1962-66, Honorary Research Fellow, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO 1966 - ca 1994. President, International Genetics Federation, ca 1970s. Fellow, Royal Society 1953, Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1954, Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand, Honorary Member, The Japan Academy.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Lloyd Thomas Evans - Records, MS 213; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • Otto Herzberg Frankel - Records, 1964 - c. 1998, MS 106; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies

  • Otto Herzberg Frankel - Records, 1957 - 1971, Se 625, 626 and 463; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies. Details

National Archives of Australia, National Office

  • Otto Herzberg Frankel - Records, 1920 - 1990; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details

Private hands (Thomson, A.D.)

  • Otto Herzberg Frankel - Records, 1949 - 1964; Private hands (Thomson, A.D.). Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Crute, Ian, 'Sir Otto Herzberg Frankel, 1900-1998', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.