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Biographical entry Akhurst, Raymond Joseph (1947 - )

Born
9 March 1947
Occupation
Entomologist

Summary

Raymond Akhurst has been at CSIRO Entomology since 1970. Early in his career he worked on a method of making female Sirex wasps sterile by infecting them with a parasitic nematode. His current interest is studying the mechanisms of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis, a project he has lead since 1999. Akhurst is the Deputy Program Leader of the Biotechnology section, and has full financial and personnel control of the Natural Biopesticides sub-program. He is also Chair of the Australian Society for Microbiology Foundation Committee and is a member of several editorial boards.

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1970
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Sydney
1970 - 1983
Career position - Experimental Officer at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Entomology in Hobart
1974
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Tasmania
1982
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at University of Tasmania
1983 - 1985
Career position - Senior Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Entomology in Hobart
1985 - 1987
Career position - Senior Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Entomology in Canberra
1987 - 1995
Career position - Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Division of Entomology in Canberra
1989 - 1993
Career position - Deputy Section Head of Molecular Biology at the CSIRO Division of Entomology, Canberra
1991 -
Career position - Editorial Board member for Biological Control, Theory and Practice in Pest Management
1993 -
Career position - Chair of the Australian Society for Microbiology Foundation Committee
1993
Career position - Deputy Section Head of Biotechnology at the CSIRO Division of Entomology, Canberra
1994 -
Career position - Deputy Program Leader of Biotechnology at the CSIRO Division of Entomology, Canberra
1995 -
Career position - Senior Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Entomology in Canberra
1997 -
Career position - Editorial Board member for Australian Journal of Entomology

Related Corporate Bodies

  • CSIRO Division of Entomology, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (1950 - )

    Experimental Officer at the CSIRO Division of Entomology in Hobart (1970 - 1983) Senior Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Entomology in Hobart (1983 - 1985) Senior Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Entomology in Canberra (1985 - 1987) Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Division of Entomology in Canberra (1987 - 1995) Deputy Section Head of Molecular Biology at the CSIRO Division of Entomology, Canberra (1989 - 1993) Deputy Section Head of Biotechonology at the CSIRO Division of Entomology, Canberra (1993) Deputy Program Leader of Biotechnology at the CSIRO Division of Entomology, Canberra (1994) Senior Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Entomology in Canberra (1995)

    Date: 1970 - 1995

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See also

Rosanne Walker