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Marshall Davidson Davidson Hatch

Marshall Davidson Hatch, Australian biochemist, researcher. Achievements include co-discovery and resolution of mechanism of the process known as C-4 photosynthesis. Fellow Royal Society London, Australia Academy of Sciences; member National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate).

Background

  • Hatch, Marshall Davidson was born on December 24, 1932 in Perth, Australia. Son of Lloyd Davidson and Alice Endersby (Dalziel) Hatch.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with honors, Sydney (Australia) University, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Sydney (Australia) University, 1959. Doctor (honorary), University Göttingen, Germany, 1992.

    Career

    • Research scientist Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Sydney, 1955-1959. Postdoctoral fellow University California, Davis, 1959-1961. Research officer Colonial Sugar Refining Company Ltd., Brisbane, Australia, 1961-1969.

      Chief research scientist Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Canberra, Australia, 1970—1997, honorary research fellow, since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include co-discovery and resolution of mechanism of the process known as C-4 photosynthesis.

    Works

    • Contributor over 165 articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Fellow Royal Society London, Australia Academy of Sciences. Member National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate).

    Connections

    • Married Ronda Lennard, 1956 (divorced 1978). Children: Marcus, Lachlan. Married Lyndall Patricia Clark, 1983.
    • father: Lloyd Davidson Hatch
    • mother: Alice Endersby (Dalziel) Hatch
    • spouses: Ronda Lennard
    • Lyndall Patricia Clark
    • children: Marcus Hatch
    • Lachlan Hatch
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    Born December 24, 1932
    Nationality
    • 1954
      Sydney (Australia) University
    • 1959
      Sydney (Australia) University
    • 1992
      University Göttingen
    • 1955 - 1959
      Research scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
      Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    • 1959 - 1961
      postdoctoral fellow, University California
      Davis, West Virginia, United States
    • 1961 - 1969
      research officer, Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited
      Brisbane, California, United States
    • 1970 - 1997
      chief research scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
      Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia