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Basil Jarvis

Basil Jarvis, British microbiologist. Chartered biologist. Research fellow Department of Science Industrial Research, London, 1962-1964, European Molecular Biology Organization, Oslo, 1968.


  • Jarvis, Basil was born on December 8, 1936 in Derby, England. Son of Sidney Harry and Getrude Alice (Brown) Roberts-Jarvis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Reading, England, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Reading, England, 1967. Master of Science, University London, 1963.


    • Assistant bacteriologist United Dairies Ltd., London, 1958-1960. Clinical biochemist St. Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey, England, 1960-1962. From lecturer to senior lecturer National College Food Technology University Reading, Weybridge, 1964-1971.

      Chief microbiologist Leatherhead Food Research Association, Surrey, England, 1971-1978, deputy director science England, 1979-1983. Director research, development Express Foods Group International Ltd., Ruislip, England, 1983-1987. Technical director H.P. Bulmer Ltd., Hereford, England, 1987-1995.

      Owner, consultant Ross Bioscience Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye, England, since 1996. Chairman Regem Ltd., Cardiff, Wales, 1987-1990. Visiting professor University Reading, since 1979.

      Honorary professor University Surrey, Guildford, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Chartered biologist.


    • Author: Statistical Aspects of Food Microbiology, 1987. Editor Food Microbiology and Technology, 1979. Patentee Blue Cheese Flavor, 1971.

      Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Church of England


    Member various committees Ministry Agriculture, Fish and Food Department Health, London, since 1972. Chairman course committee food microbiology World Health Organization, since 1973. Fellow Institute Biology (examiner 1972-1977, national coordinator branches since 2000), Institute Food Science (examiner 1976-1983, counsellor since 1991).

    Member Society Applied Microbiology (president 1987-1989), Society General Microbiology, Research and Development Society (council 1985-1991). Club: Fly Dressers (London) (editor 1980-1986).



    Fishing, shooting, fly tying, cartography, gardening.


    • Married Marjorie Joan Brown, May 18, 1963. Children: Iain Stuart, Sarah Jane.
    • father: Sidney Harry Roberts-Jarvis
    • mother: Getrude Alice (Brown) Roberts-Jarvis
    • spouse: Marjorie Joan Brown
    • children: Iain Stuart Jarvis
    • Sarah Jane Jarvis
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    Born December 8, 1936
    • 1958
      University Reading
    • 1967
      University Reading
    • 1963
      University London
    • 1958 - 1960
      Assistant, bacteriologist United Dairies Limited
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1960 - 1962
      clinical biochemist, St. Helier Hospital
      Carshalton, Surrey, United Kingdom
    • 1964 - 1971
      from lecturer, to senior lecturer National College Food Technology University Reading
      Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom
    • 1971 - 1978
      chief microbiologist, Leatherhead Food Research Association
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1983 - 1987
      director, ational Limited
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1983 - 1987
      development Express Foods Group Intern, ational Limited
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1987 - 1995
      technical director, H.P. Bulmer Limited
      Hereford, Texas, United States
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