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Biographical entry Trikojus, Victor Martin (1902 - 1985)


5 February 1902
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
27 January 1985


Victor Trikojus lectured in organic chemistry and medical organic chemistry at the University of Sydney from 1928-1943. He then moved to the University of Melbourne where he became Professor and Head of the School of Biochemistry 1943-1968.


Born 5 February 1902. Died 27 January 1985. CBE 1971. Educated Universities of Sydney (BSc 1924) and Oxford (PhD 1926). Laboratorium des Staates, Munich 1927-28, lecturer, Department of Organic chemistry 1928-32, lecturer in medical organic chemistry 1932-43, professor of biochemistry, University of Melbourne 1943-68, Honorary Research Professor, then Honorary Professor 1968-, Senior Visiting Scientist, CSIRO, Prospect, New South Wales and University of Melbourne School of Chemistry 1969-70. Inaugural Chairman, Drug Sub-committee, Australian Association of Scientific Workers 1939-42, Director of Research, Medical Equipment Control Committee 1939-44. H.G. Smith Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1945, Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1954.

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The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Victor Martin Trikojus - Records, 1916 - 1985; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Humphreys, L. R., Trikojus: a Scientist for Interesting Times, Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2004, 154 pp. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Sankey Howard, The Papers of Victor Martin Trikojus (1902-1985), 2 vols, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1987. Details

Book Sections

  • Humphreys, L. R., 'Trikojus, Victor Martin (1902-1985), Professor of Biochemistry', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012, pp. 522-3. Details

Journal Articles

  • Legge, J. W. and Gibson, F., 'Victor Martin Trikojus, 1902-1985', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 4, 1987, pp. 519-531. Also available at Details
  • Trikojus, V. M., 'Alfred Gottschalk', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 3, no. 1, 1975, pp. 52-74. Details


  • Swan, John M., review of Humphreys, L. R., Trikojus: a Scientist for Interesting Times (2004), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 17, no. 2, 2006, pp. 287-288. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.