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Biographical entry Scott, William James (1912 - 1993)




William James Scott's early work involved working out the conditions of handling, cooling and transport that would enable chilled beef to be successfully exported to Britain. During World War II he was concerned with the microbiology of foods supplied by Australia to the allied Forces in the South West Pacific. After the War he pioneered studies on the water relations of microorganisms. He received a Doctor of Science (DSc) from the University of Melbourne.



Education - Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1933 - 1940
Career position - Scientist at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Meat Research Laboratory in Queensland
1940 - 1960
Career position - Senior Bacteriologist at the CSIR Division of Food Preservation and Transport
1960 - 1964
Career position - Assistant Chief of the CSIR Division of Food Preservation and Transport
1964 - 1972
Career position - Officer-in-Charge of the Meat Research Laboratory
1979 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)

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  • Vickery, J. R., 'Tribute to Dr W. J. Scott [includes list of publications]', CSIRO Food Research Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 4, 1972, pp. 62-66. Details

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