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Biographical entry Gibson, Frank William Ernest (1923 - 2008)

FAA, FRS

Born
22 July 1923
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
11 July 2008
Occupation
Biochemist

Summary

Frank Gibson was Professor and Head of the Biochemistry Department, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra from 1967-1976 and from 1980-1988. From 1977-1980 he was Director and Howard Florey Professor of Medical Research in the John Curtin School. He was a world authority on the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids and vitamins.

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1937 - 1947
Career position - Laboratory then Research Assistant at the University of Melbourne and then the University of Queensland
1948 - 1949
Career position - Senior Demonstrator at the University of Melbourne
1949
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1950 - 1952
Career position - Australian National University Scholar at the University of Oxford, UK
1953
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) completed at the University of Oxford, UK
1953 - 1958
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at the University of Melbourne
1959
Career position - Research Associate at Stanford University, USA
1959 - 1965
Career position - Reader in Chemical Microbiology at the University of Melbourne
1963
Award - David Syme Research Prize received from the University of Melbourne
1964
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1965 - 1966
Career position - Professor of Chemical Microbiology at the University of Melbourne
1968
Award - Lemberg Lecture presented to the Australian Biochemical Society
1971
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1975
Award - S.D. Rubbo Memorial Oration presented to the Australian Society of Microbiology
1976
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society, London
1977 - 1980
Career position - Director and Howard Florey Professor of Medical Research at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, in Canberra
1978 - 1979
Career position - President of the Australian Biochemical Society
1980 - 1988
Career position - Professor and Head of Biochemistry at the John Curtin School of Medical Research
1981
Award - Leeuwenhoek Lecturer for the Royal Society
1982
Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at the University of Oxford
1982
Award - Hopkins Memorial Lecture presented to the Biochemical Society, London
1982 - 1983
Career position - Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford
1982 - 1983
Career position - Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford
1988
Career position - Professor and Head of the Division of Biochemical Sciences at John Curtin School of Medical Research
1989 - 1991
Career position - University Fellow at the Australian National University
1991
Award - Burnet Lecture presented to the Australian Academy of Science
1992 -
Career position - Visiting Fellow in the Membrane Biochemistry Group at John Curtin School of Medical Research

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Frank William Ernest Gibson - Records, 1937 - 2005, MS 228; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Pittard, A. J and Cox, G. B., 'Frank William Ernest Gibson 1923-2008', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 21, no. 1, 2010, pp. 55-74. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.