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Biographical entry Millis, Nancy Fannie (1922 - 2012)

AC, MBE, FTSE

Born
10 April 1922
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
29 September 2012
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Microbiologist

Summary

Nancy Fannie Millis was Professor of Microbiology at the University of Melbourne 1982-1991. She was originally appointed as a lecturer in the department in 1956 following the award of a Fulbright travel grant in 1954. She is one of the pioneers of the study of fermentation technology in Australia.

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1945
Education - Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgSci), The University of Melbourne
1946
Education - Master of Agricultural Science (MAgSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1948
Education - Master of Agricultural Science (MAgSci), The University of Melbourne
1949 - 1952
Career position - Boots Scholar at Bristol University
1951
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Bristol University
1952
Education - PhD, Bristol University, England
1953 - 1982
Career position - Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Melbourne
1954
Career position - Fulbright Travel Grant
1977
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
1977
Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
1978 - 1980
Career position - President of the Australian Society for Microbiology
1981
Career position - Chairman of Commonwealth Government Recombinant DNA Monitoring Committee
1982
Career position - Rubbo Orator at the Australian Society for Microbiology
1982 - 1987
Career position - Professor of Microbiology at the University of Melbourne
1988
Career position - Emeritus Professor of the University of Melbourne
1990
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
1992 - 2006
Career position - Chancellor of La Trobe University, Victoria
1993
Education - Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc (Hon)) received from the University of Melbourne

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Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Bhathal, Ragbir, Profiles, Australian women scientists, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1999, 191 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Morrison, Sally, 'Nancy Millis: Microbiology 'Boots and All'', in Farley Kelly (ed.), On the Edge of Discovery: Australian Women in Science, Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, 1993, pp. 155-177. Details

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See also

  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Handbook 2001, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Victoria, 2001, 271 pp. Details
  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.