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Biographical entry Hall, Ruth Milne (1945 - )

Born
6 August 1945
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Educator and Microbiologist

Summary

Ruth Milne Hall is a microbiologist who specialises in the DNA of bacteria, and antibiotic resistance.

While working at the CSIRO, as Chief Research Scientist (1998-2003), Ruth Milne Hall was involved in the discovery of the genetic system of integrons and gene cassettes. This discovery has been important in the ongoing inquiry into bacteria's ability to adapt to become resistant to antibiotics.

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Events

1966
Award - CSIRO Junior Postgraduate Studentships
1966
Education - Research Officer in the MRC Molecular Genetics Unit, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh
1968
Award - Charles Gilbert Heydon Travelling Fellowship for Biological Sciences
1968
Education - Master's Degree in Science University of Sydney
1971
Education - PhD, Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Edinburgh
1972
Career position - Research Officer in the MRC Molecular Genetics Unit, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh
1972 - 1975
Career position - Senior Tutor in the Department of Biochemistry, Monash University
1976 - 1979
Career position - Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, Monash University
1979 - 1980
Career position - Research Fellow in the Department of Microbiology, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University
1980 - 1981
Career position - EMBO Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Biozentrum der Universit├Ąt, Basel, Switzerland
1982 - ?
Career position - Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO's Molecular and Cellular Biology Unit
1991 - 2003
Career position - Honorary Fellow of the School of Biological Sciences
1998 - c. 2003
Career position - Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO's Molecular and Cellular Biology Unit
2003 - c. 2005
Career position - Adjunct Professor in the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences
2005 -
Career event - Awarded NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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