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Biographical entry Hayes, William (1913 - 1994)

FAA, FRS

Born
18 January 1913
Edmondstown Park, Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Ireland
Died
7 January 1994
Australia
Occupation
Geneticist

Summary

William Hayes established the research field of bacterial genetics, when he discovered the processes of genetic transfer during cell reproduction. Much of his early work was carried out in Great Britain, but from 1974 he migrated to Australia to continue his research. Hayes was appointed Professor (1974), then Emeritus Professor (1979) of the Genetics Department at the Australian National University in Canberra. He retired from all teaching and research duties in 1985 at the age of seventy-two.

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1947 - 1950
Career position - Lecturer in Bacteriology at Dublin University, Ireland
1950 - 1952
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Bacteriology at the University of London, UK
1953 - 1954
Career position - Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, USA
1957 - 1968
Career position - Director of the Microbial Genetics Unit of the Medical Research Council
1964
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), London
1968 - 1973
Career position - Honorary Director of the Microbial Genetics Unit at the Medical Research Council
1968 - 1973
Career position - Professor of Molecular Genetics at Edinburgh University, UK
1971 - 1973
Career position - President of the Genetical Society of Great Britain
1974 - 1978
Career position - Professor and Head of Genetics at the Australian National University, Canberra
1976
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1979 - 1980
Career position - Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar at California Institute of Technology, USA
1979 - 1994
Career position - Emeritus Professor of Genetics at the Australian National University
1980 - 1986
Career position - Visiting Fellow in the Department of Botany at the Australian National University, Canberra

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Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • William Hayes - Records, c. 1980 - 1996, MS 218; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.