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Biographical entry Frankel, Otto Herzberg (1900 - 1998)

Kt, FAA, FRS

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

Summary

Sir Otto 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.

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Events

Award - Honorary Member, The Japan Academy
Award - Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand
1925
Education - Doctorate of Agriculture, Berlin, Germany
1925 - 1926
Career position - Wheat breeder, Czechoslovakia
1927
Career position - Animal Science Project, Palestine
1928
Career position - Oats Work, Cambridge, United Kingdom
1929 - 1941
Career position - Plant breeder and Geneticist, New Zealand
1942 - 1949
Career position - Director, Wheat Research Institute, New Zealand
1950 - 1951
Career position - Director, Crop Research Division, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Zealand
1951 - 1962
Career position - Chief, Division of Plant Industry, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1953 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, England
1954 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1962 - 1966
Career position - Executive Member, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1966 - c. 1994
Career position - Honorary Research Fellow, Division of Plant Industry, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1970s
Chair - President, International Genetics Federation

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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.