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Biographical entry Crewther, William Gordon (1918 - )

Born
1918
Kyneton, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Biochemist

Summary

William Gordon Crewther was a biochemist who's early research focused on the structure of wool keratins and the use of enzymes to separate wool and leather, in the interest of making tannery processes more efficient.

He joined the Biochemistry Section of the CSIR Division of Industrial Chemistry in 1943, and remained in the organisation for forty years. He held the positions of Assistant Chief (1963-73) and then Chief of the Division of Industrial Chemistry (1973-83).

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1940
Education - Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Chemistry with 1st Class Honours, University of Melbourne
1942
Education - Masters of Science Degree (with 1st Class Honours), University of Melbourne
1942 - 1943
Career position - Researcher at Victorian Department of Agriculture's Dairy Research Institute at Werribee
1943 - 1963
Career position - Research Officer in Biochemistry Section of the CSIR Division of Industrial Chemistry
1963 - 1973
Career position - Assistant Chief of the CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry
1973 - 1983
Career position - Chief of the CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry

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