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Biographical entry Linnane, Anthony William (Tony) (1930 - 2017)

AM, FAA, FRS, FTSE

Born
17 July 1930
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
11 November 2017
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Biochemist

Summary

Tony Linnane was Professor of Biochemistry, Monash University 1965-1994 and Director of the Centre for Molecular Biology and Medicine 1983-1996. He continued as Director of the Centre from 1996, when it was established as an independent Incorporated Entity. . Linnane's research included pioneering studies into the biogenesis of mitochondria, and into interferon, gastrointestinal cancer and ageing. He was the first to isolate functional mitochondria from baker's yeast, working on the protein synthesising system which could be inhibited by antibacterial drugs. With colleagues he discovered a series of antibiotic resistance markers which were inherited separately from nuclear genes. One of his breakthroughs was the discovery of a diagnostic tool for gastrointestinal cancer.

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Events

1956 -
Education - PhD, The University of Sydney
1956 - 1958
Education - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin, United States of America
1959 - 1960
Career position - New South Wales State Representative, Australian Biochemical Society
1959 - 1962
Career position - Lecturer (Senior Lecturer), The University of Sydney
1961 - 1966
Career position - Secretary, Australian Biochemical Society
1962 - 1965
Career position - Reader in Biochemistry, Monash University
1965 - 1996
Career position - Professor of Biochemistry, Monash University
1972
Award - Elected Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1973
Award - Lemberg Medal, Australian Biochemical Society
1973 - 1976
carer p - Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University
1974 - 1976
Career position - President, Australian Biochemical Society
1975 - 1977
Career position - President, Federation of Asian and Oceanic Biochemists
1980
Award - Elected Fellow, The Royal Society, England
1980 - 1998
Career position - Founder and Editor in Chief, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology International
1982
Career position - President,12th International Congress of Biochemistry
1983 - 1996
Career position - Director and Founder, Centre for Molecular Biology and Medicine, Monash University
1988 - 1997
Career position - Treasurer, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
1988 - 1997
Career position - Treasurer, Federation of Asian and Oceanic Biochemists
1990 - 2017
Award - Honorary Member, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
1991 - 1994
Career position - Head, Department of Biochemistry, Monash University
1995
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to medicine particularly in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology
1996 - 2007
Career position - Director and Founder, Centre for Molecular Biology and Medicine, Independent Incorporated Entity
1996 - 2017
Career position - Emeritus Professor, Monash University
1999 - 2017
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2000 -
Award - Distinguished Service Award, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2001 -
Award - Centenary Medal, Commonwealth Government of Australia
2005 - 2017
Award - Honorary Member, Australian Biochemical Society
2007 - 2013?
Career position - Honorary Professor, University of Queensland
2014 - 2017?
Career position - Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, The University of Sydney

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Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Tony Linnane: a lifetime devoted to science', Focus, vol. 205, 2018, p. 42. Details
  • Linnane, A. W., 'My life as a biochemist and molecular biologist', IUBMB Life, vol. 62, 2010, pp. 527-30. Details
  • Nagley, Phillip, 'Anthony (Tony) W. Linnane: a man of mitochondria and much more', IUBMB Life, vol. 70, no. 4, 2017, pp. 256-9. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J., Rosanne Walker and Helen Cohn