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Biographical entry Taylor, Mervyn Coombe (1908 - 1981)

17 March 1908
Sulphur Creek, Tasmania, Australia
13 October 1981
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Physicist and Biochemist


Mervyn Taylor worked for around twenty-one years at the Food Preservation and Transport Division of CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - later CSIRO) and at the Australian National University. With the former he was a research physicist and with the latter, an electron-microscopist and a Visiting Fellow.



1929 - 1936
Career position - School Teacher at various schools in Tasmania
1937 - 1938
Career position - Research Scholar at the University of Tasmania
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Tasmania
1939 - 1960
Career position - Physicist at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) / CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Section of Food Preservation and Transport
Education - Masters of Science (M.Sc.) completed at the University of Tasmania
1960 - 1971
Career position - Electronmicroscopist at John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University in Canberra
1971 - 1981
Career position - Visiting Fellow in Physical Biochemistry at the Australian National University

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