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

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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
Head - New South Wales State Representative, Australian Biochemical Society
1959 - c. 1962
Career position - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney
1961 - 1966
Chair - Secretary, Australian Biochemical Society
1962 - 1965
Career position - Reader in Biochemistry, Monash University
1965 - 1991
Career position - Professor of Biochemistry, Monash University
1972
Award - Elected Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1973
Award - Lemberg Medal, Australian Biochemical Society
1974 - 1976
Head - President, Australian Biochemical Society
1975 - 1977
Head - President, Federation of Asian and Oceanic Biochemists
1980
Award - Elected Fellow, The Royal Society, England
1982
Head - President,12th International Congress of Biochemistry
1983 - c. 1996
Career position - Director and Founder, Centre for Molecular Biology and Medicine, Monash University
1988 - 1997
Chair - Treasurer, Federation of Asian and Oceanic Biochemists
1988 - 1997
Chair - Treasurer, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
1990 -
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, Commonwealth Government of Australia
1996
Career position - Emeritus Professor, Monash University
1996 - 2007
Career position - Director and Founder, Centre for Molecular Biology and Medicine, Independent Incorporated Entity
1999 -
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
Award - Honorary Member, Australian Biochemical Society
2014 -
Career position - Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, The University of Sydney

Related Corporate Bodies

  • Australian Academy of Science (1954 - )

    In 1972 Tony Linnane was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

    Date: 1972 -

  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (1987 - )

    In 1999 Tony Linnane was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

    Date: 1999 -

  • Monash University (1958 - )

    Tony Linnane held multiple positions in the area of Biochemistry at Monash University between 1962 and 1996 including Reader in Biochemistry (1962 - 1965), Professor of Biochemistry (1965 - 1991), Head of Biochemistry (1991 - 1994) and from 1996 Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

    Date: 1962 - 1996

  • The University of Queensland (1910 - )

    Tony Linnane was a Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland from 2007, he was attached to the Centre for Integrative Clinical and Molecular Medicine

    Date: 2007 - c. 2014

  • The University of Sydney (1850 - )

    Tony Linnane spent time at the beginning and end of his career at The University of Sydney, first in 1959 as a Lecturer until 1962, then as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine from 2014.

    Date: 1959 - 2014

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Tony Linnane: a lifetime devoted to science', Focus, vol. 205, 2018, p. 42. 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