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Biographical entry Milburn, John Anthony (1936 - 1997)

Born
7 August 1936
Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Died
9 January 1997
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Plant physiologist and Botanist

Summary

John Anthony Milburn was Head of the Department of Botany at the University of New England in New South Wales from 1982 to 1984. He was instrumental in discovering the xylem and phloem transport physiology in plants and contributed greatly to the broader field of botany.

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1955 - 1958
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
1958 - 1960
Career position - Agronomist (Sugar Cane) with Bookers Sugar Estates Ltd. In Guyanna
1961 - 1964
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland
1964 - 1980
Career position - Lecturer (to 1975) then Senior Lecturer in Botany at the University of Glasgow, Scotland
1973 - 1974
Career position - Fullbright-Hays Scholar
1973 - 1974
Career position - Charles Bullard Research Fellow at Harvard University
1979
Career position - Water Flow in Plants published by Longman
1980
Career position - Reader in Botany at the University of Glasgow
1981 - 1988
Career position - Chair of Botany at the University of New England in New South Wales
1982 - 1984
Career position - Head of the Department of Botany at the University of New England
1985 - 1988
Career position - Member of the National Committee for Plant Sciences
1985 - 1988
Career position - Member of the Australian Academy of Science
1986 -
Award - Fellow of the Institute of Biology, London
1986
Career position - Member of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1990 - 1993
Career position - External Examiner in Botany at the University of Hong Kong

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