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Thomas Joseph Higgins

Thomas Joseph Higgins, Irish plant scientist, biochemist, botanist. Recipient Peter Goldacre award, Australian Society Plant Physiological, 1978. Fellow Australian Academy Technological Sciences Engineering; member International Society Plant Molecular Biology, American Society Plan Biology.

Background

  • Higgins, Thomas Joseph was born on September 12, 1944 in Roscommon, Ireland. Arrived in Australia, 1971. Son of Patrick Joseph and Brigid (Keigher) Higgins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Agricultural Sciences, National University Ireland, Dublin, 1966. Master in Agricultural Sciences, National University Ireland, Dublin, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Davis, 1971.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow Australian National University, Canberra, 1971-1973. Research science Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization, Plant Industry, 1974-1992, chief research scientist, since 1992.

    Works

    • Editor: Phytohormones I and II, 1978.

    Membership

    Fellow Australian Academy Technological Sciences Engineering. Member International Society Plant Molecular Biology, American Society Plan Biology.

    Personality

    Interests

    Scottish country dancing.

    Connections

    • Married Peggy Loraine Horn, February 3, 1973.
    • father: Patrick Joseph Higgins
    • mother: Brigid (Keigher) Higgins
    • spouse: Peggy Loraine Horn
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    Born September 12, 1944
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    • 1966
      National University Ireland
    • 1967
      National University Ireland
    • 1971
      University California
    • 1971 - 1973
      Postdoctoral fellow, Australian National University
      Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    • 1974 - 1992
      research science Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization

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