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Biographical entry Pitman, Michael George (1933 - 2000)


7 February 1933
30 March 2000
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Michael Georg Pitman was Professor of Biology (Plant Physiology), University of Sydney, 1966-83, followed by a period in CSIRO. he became Chief Scientist, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in 1992.


Born 7 February 1933. Died Canberra, 30 March 2000. Educated University of Cambridge (MA, PhD, ScD). OBE 1978. Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge 1959-62, Demonstrator, Department of Botany, University of Adelaide 1958-62, Lecturer, Department of Botany 1962-66, Professor of Biology (Plant Physiology) , University of Sydney 1966-83, Director, Institute of Biological Resources, CSIRO 1983-85, Associate Member of Executive 1985-87, Deputy to Chief Executive 1987-88, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Industry Technology and Commerce 1988-92, Chief Scientist, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, 1992-. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1981.

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