Biographical entry Ogston, Alexander George (1911 - 1996)
- 30 January 1911
- 29 June 1996
Alexander George Ogston was Professor of Physical Biochemistry, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University 1959-70. He spent most of the remainder of his career at the University of Oxford.
Born 30 January 1911. Died 29 June 1996.Educated University of Oxford (BA 1933, DPhil 1937). Worked briefly as a Freedom Research Fellow, London Hospital, Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford 1937-59, Reader in Biochemistry, Oxford University 1955-59, Professor of Physical Biochemistry John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University 1959-70, President, Trinity College, Oxford 1970-78 (Honorary Fellow 1978). Member of the Ministry of Supply Research Team 1939-44 and the Inter-Service Research Bureau 1943-44. Fellow, Royal Society 1955, Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1962, Davy Medal, Royal Society 1986. Chairman of editorial board, "Biochemical Journal" 1955-59. Chairman, Central Council, Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham 1980-84.
- Smithies, O., 'Alexander George Ogston 1911-1996', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 12, no. 4, 1999, pp. 517-532. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9991240517.htm. Details
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