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Born
26 January 1878
Manchester, England
Died
14 May 1942
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Biochemist

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William Young was the foundation Professor of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne 1938-1942. He joined the University in 1920 under W.A. Osborne after working as biochemist at the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, Townsville from 1913. From 1926 to 1928 Young was seconded to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research to establish laboratory and field studies into the biochemical problems of the cold storage of food 1926-28. He devised the methods still used in the marketing of ripening bananas.

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1898
Education - BSc, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
1902
Education - MSc, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
1902 - 1912
Career position - Assistant biochemist, Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, London
1910
Education - DSc, University of London
1912 - 1919
Career position - Biochemist, Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, Townsville, Australia
1920 - 1924
Career position - Lecturer in biochemistry, University of Melbourne
1924 - 1938
Career position - Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne
1925 - 1926
Career position - President, Wallaby Club
1931 - 1938
Career position - Chairman, Australian College of Dentistry
1933
Award - Archibald Liversidge Medal and Lecture, Royal Society of New South Wales
1933 - 1934
Career position - President, Royal Society of Victoria
1937 - 1939
Career position - President, Victorian Branch, Australian Chemical Institute
1938 - 1942
Career position - Professor of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne
1941 - 1942
Career position - President, Victorian Branch, Australian Institute of Refrigeration

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University of Melbourne Central Registry

  • William John Young - Records, 1920 - 1942; University of Melbourne Central Registry. Details

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  • 'Obituary: Professor W. J. Young, DSc', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 4, no. 6, 1942, p. 191. Details
  • Vickery, J. R., 'William John Young: a Pioneer in Food Science in Australia', Food Technology in Australia, vol. 38, no. 4, 1986, pp. 158-159. Details

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McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn