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Biographical entry Symons, Robert Henry (1934 - 2006)

FAA, FRS

Born
20 March 1934
Merbein, Victoria, Australia
Died
4 October 2006
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Biochemist

Summary

Bob Symons was in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Adelaide from 1962. In 1990 he became Professor of Plant science at the Waite Institute and has been an Emeritus Professor there since 2000. His research interests include plant molecular virology; viruses and viroids.

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1956
Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgSc), University of Melbourne
1958 - 1960
Senior Demonstrator in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Melbourne
1961 - 1962
CSIRO Overseas Post-doctoral Fellowship with the ARC Virus Research Unit, Cambridge
1962 - 1966
Lecturer in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Adelaide
1963
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Melbourne
1967 - 1972
Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide
1973 - 1987
Reader at the University of Adelaide
1983
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
1983 - 1987
Chairman of Bresa Pty Ltd
1985
Awarded the Lemberg Medal by the Australian Biochemical Society
1987 - 1990
Professor (Personal chair) at the University of Adelaide
1987 - 1995
Director of Bresatec Ltd
1988
Fellow of the Royal Society
1991 - 1999
Professor in the Department of Plant Science at the Waite Institute
1996 - 1997
Director of BresaGen Ltd
2000
Emeritus Professor at the Waite Institute

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Published resources

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituaries', Australian Academy of Science Newsletter, vol. 66, August-December, 2006, pp. 10-11. Details
  • Rogers, George E. and Elliott, William H., 'Robert Henry Symons, 20 March 1934 - 4 October 2006', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 54, 2008, pp. 383-400. Details
  • Rogers, George E. and Elliott, William H., 'Robert Henry Symons 1934-2006', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 19, no. 2, 2008, pp. 191-213. Details

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