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Biographical entry Trikojus, Victor Martin (1902 - 1985)

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Born
5 February 1902
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
27 January 1985
Occupation
Biochemist

Summary

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.

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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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Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

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

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • 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, 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 http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9870640519.htm. Details
  • Trikojus, V. M., 'Alfred Gottschalk', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 3, no. 1, 1975, pp. 52-74. Details

Reviews

  • 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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Digital resources

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McCarthy, G.J.