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Biographical entry Hatch, Marshall Davidson (1932 - )

AM, FAA, FRS

Born
24 December 1932
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Plant biochemist and Plant physiologist

Summary

Marshall Hatch has co-authored over 157 publications on plant biochemistry and physiology. He is best known for discovering the C4 photosynthesis process of plants. Hatch was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and Fellow of the Royal Society and the Australian Academy of Science for his contributions to plant research.

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1954
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Sydney
1955 - 1959
Career position - Research Scientist in the Plant Physiology Unit at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1959
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Sydney
1959 - 1961
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, USA
1961 - 1966
Career position - Research Officer and Head of Biochemistry at the David North Plant Research Centre of CSR Co. Ltd., Queensland
1967
Career position - Reader in Botany at the University of Queensland
1968 - 1969
Career position - Research Officer in Biochemistry at David North Plant Research Centre
1970 -
Career position - Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry in Canberra
1973
Award - Clarke Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1974
Award - Lemberg Medal received from the Australian Biochemical Society
1975 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1980 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1980 - 1981
Career position - President of the Australian Society of Plant Physiologists
1981
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
1992
Education - Doctor honoris cause revum naturarum received from the University of Göttingen, Netherlands

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