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Biographical entry Kerr, Allen (1926 - )

Born
21 May 1926
Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Allen Kerr was Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Adelaide. He first joined the University in 1951 and spent around three years on secondment to the Tea Research Institute in Ceylon, where he headed the departments of Plant Pathology and Nematology. Kerr's most significant work was his study of crown gall - a plant cancer induced by Agrobacterium tumerfaciens.

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1947
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Edinburgh
1947 - 1951
Career position - Assistant Mycologist at the North of Scotland College of Agriculture
1951 - 1958
Career position - Lecturer in Plant Pathology at the University of Adelaide
1956
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Adelaide
1959 - 1967
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Plant Pathology at the University of Adelaide
1963 - 1966
Career position - Head of the Departments of Plant Pathology and Nematology at the Tea Research Institute in Ceylon (secondment)
1968 - 1980
Career position - Reader in Plant Pathology at the University of Adelaide
1978 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1978
Award - Walter Buffitt Prize received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1978 - 1983
Career position - Vice-President of the International Society for Plant Pathology
1980 - 1983
Career position - President of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society
1980 - 1989
Career position - Personal Chair in Plant Pathology at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute of the University of Adelaide
1982
Award - Ruth Allen Award received from the American Phytopathological Society
1986 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1990
Career position - Head of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Adelaide
1990
Award - Inaugural Australia Prize received
1991 -
Award - Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences
1991
Career position - Head of the Department of Crop Protection at the University of Adelaide
1991
Life event - Retired
1991
Award - Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences
1991
Award - Elvin Charles Stackman Award received from the University of Minnesota
1992
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
1995 -
Award - Fellow of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society
1995
Career position - Inaugural presentation of the Allen Kerr Post-graduate Prize of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society in Christchurch, New Zealand
1996 -
Award - Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society
2001 -
Award - Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

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