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Biographical entry Knox, Robert Bruce (Bruce) (1938 - 1997)


5 March 1938
Edinburgh, Scotland
30 August 1997


Bruce Knox was Professor of Botany at the University of Melbourne 1974-1997 and Co-director of the Plant Cell Biology Research Centre 1982-1987. His research was centred on the reproductive systems of flowering plants.


Born United Kingdom, 5 March 1938. Died Melbourne, 30 August 1997. Educated Universities of Edinburgh (BSc (hons) 1959) and Birmingham (PhD 1962). DSc, University of Melbourne 1984. NATO Research fellowship, CSIRO Division of Plant Industry 1963-64, lecturer in botany, Department of Botany, School of General Studies, Australian National University 1964-70, senior lecturer 1970-73, Professor of Botany, University of Melbourne 1974-97, Co-director, Plant Cell Biology Research Centre, University of Melbourne 1982-87, Deputy chairman, School of Botany 1988-. Chairman, Victorian branch, Australian Society of Plant Physiologists 1974-76, President, Botany section, ANZAAS Hobart congress 1976, Chairman, Botany section, ANZAAS, Melbourne 1977, President, International Association for Sexual Plant Reproduction 1990-97. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1989. Co-editor of Biology, a textbook aimed at first year undergraduates, in 1995.

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