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Biographical entry Slater, Edward Charles (1917 - )

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Born
16 January 1917
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Biochemist

Summary

Edward Charles Slater was born and educated in Australia, although he spent the greater part of his working life in the Netherlands. There he was Professor of Physiological Chemistry and Director of the Laboratory of Physiological Chemistry (later called the Laboratory of Biochemistry) at the University of Amsterdam from 1955-85. He is interested in the area of bioenergetics, in particular the metabolism of mitochondria.

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1936 - 1971
Career position - President of the Biology Section of the Society for the Promotion of Physics, Medicine and Surgery of Amsterdam
1938
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1938 - 1939
Career position - Science Demonstrator at the University of Melbourne
1939
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1939 - 1946
Career position - Biochemist at the Australian Institute of Anatomy in Canberra
1942 - 1943
Career position - Seconded to Munition Supplies Laboratory
1946 - 1955
Career position - Research Fellow at Molteno Institute, University of Cambridge
1948
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1955 - 1985
Career position - Professor of Physiological Chemistry and Director of Laboratory of Physiological Chemistry (later the Laboratory of Biochemistry) at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
1956
Award - Medal of University of Brussels received
1960
Education - Doctor of Science (ScD) received from the University of Cambridge
1961
Award - Koninklijke Shell Prize received
1965
Award - Gold Medal of University of Bari, Italy received
1966
Award - Half-century Medal of Société de Chimie Biologique received
1969 - 1975
Career position - President of the International Union of Biochemistry Commission of Editors of Biochemical Journals
1979 - 1981
Career position - Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institute Internazionale di Genetica e Biofisica in Naples, Italy
1979 - 1981
Career position - Chairman of Board of Managing Editors of Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
1980 - 1982
Career position - Chairman of the Evaluation Committee of the Biochemistry of the Netherlands Ministry of Education and Science
1984
Award - Knight of the Order of the Netherlands lion
1984
Award - Medal of Society for the Promotion of Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery of Amsterdam received
1985 -
Career position - Visiting Professor to the Biochemistry Department of the University of Southampton, UK (multiple visits)
1985 -
Career position - Corresponding Member of the Australian Academy of Science
1988 - 1991
Career position - President of the International Union of Biochemistry

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