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Ronald Robert Hull

Ronald Robert Hull, Australian microbiologist, consultant. Achievements include development of 1st technology for control of viral infections in commercial dairy fermentations; now used worldwide; development of successful probiotic for treatment and control of rotavirus infection in new-borne farm animals. Recipient Loftus Hills award, Dairy Industry Association, Australia.

Background

  • Hull, Ronald Robert was born on January 9, 1944 in Port Lincoln, South Australia. Son of John Edward Arthur and Annie Hull.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Adelaide University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, Adelaide University, 1971.

    Career

    • Research associate, molecular oncology unit, pathology department Stanford University Medical School, Palo Alto, California, 1971—1974. Research scientist, dairy microbiology & starter cultures Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Division Food Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 1974—1984, principal research scientist, dairy microbiology, 1984—1986. R & d scientist, microbial dairy cultures Christian Hansen Laboratories AS, Copenhagen, 1985—1986.

      Principal consultant microbiologist Ron Hull & Associates, since 1994. Adjustment lecturer, food microbiology, department food science School Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Technology, Werribee, Australia, 1995—2009. Member reference group, food standards sub-committee, department human services Victorian Government, 1999—2005.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of 1st technology for control of viral infections in commercial dairy fermentations. Now used worldwide; development of successful probiotic for treatment and control of rotavirus infection in new-borne farm animals.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to science journals.

    Membership

    Member of American Society Microbiology, Australian Specialist Cheese Makers Association Inc., Dairy Industry Association Australia Inc.

    Connections

    • Married Judith Hadley Martin, December 31, 1968. Children: Matthew J. Simon T., Jonathan M.
    • father: John Edward Arthur
    • mother: Annie Hull
    • spouse: Judith Hadley Martin
    • children: Matthew J. Simon T. Hull
    • Jonathan M. Hull
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    Born January 9, 1944
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      Adelaide University
    • 1971
      Adelaide University
    • 1971 - 1974
      Research associate
      Palo Alto, California, United States
    • 1974 - 1984
      research scientist
      Melbourne, Florida, United States
    • 1985 - 1986
      r & d scientist
      Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark
    • 1994
      principal consultant, microbiologist Ron Hull & Associates

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