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Biographical entry Lamberton, John Andrew

Summary

John Andrew Lamberton joined the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Organic Chemistry Section in 1951 and become known as an outstanding natural products chemist. His initial project at CSIRO was on plant waxes, anacardiaceous exudates and isoflavones. In 1965 Lamberton assumed responsibility for the alkaloid program that evolved from a survey of New Guinea flora. He remained at CSIRO until 1986. During his PhD Lamberton worked on the alkaloids from Acronychia baueri and Medicosma cunninghammii. The John A Lamberton Research Scholarships was founded by the University of Sydney in his honour and the University of Sydney Archives has a collection of his papers and other material.

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1942 - 1945
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Sydney
1946
Career position - Demonstrator in Chemistry at the University of Queensland
1947 - 1950
Career position - Student (PhD) and Senior Demonstrator at the University of Melbourne
1950
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1950 - 1951
Career position - Postdoctoral studies at the University of Liverpool
1951 - 1986
Career position - Organic Chemist at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1969
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Sydney

Archival resources

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Dr John A Lamberton Records, 1950 - 1995, M490; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

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See also

  • Collins, David J.; Simpson, Gregory W.; Solomon, David H.; Spurling, Thomas H., 'James Robert Price, 1912-1999', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 15, no. 1, 2004, pp. 95-120. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR03012.htm. Details

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