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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 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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Events

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
1975 - 1987
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences
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
1987 - 2012
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
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

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Bhathal, Ragbir, Profiles, Australian women scientists (Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1999), 191 pp. Details
  • Morrison, Sally, Nancy Millis: Microbiology 'Boots and All' (Melbourne: Text Publishing Company, 1993), 155-177 pp. Details

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See also

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

McCarthy, G.J.