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Peter Hugh Quail

Peter Hugh Quail, Australian biologist, educator. Member of National Academy of Sciences, International Society Plant Molecular Biology (board directors 1992-1996), American Society Plant Physiologists (chairman phytochrome session 1977).

Background

  • Quail, Peter Hugh was born on February 4, 1944 in Australia.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Sydney, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Sydney, 1968.

    Career

    • Research associate Michigan State University/Atomic Energy Commission Plant Research Laboratory, East Lansing, 1968—1971, University Freiburg, Biologisches Institute, Germany, 1971—1973. Research fellow, group leader photobiology laboratory Australian National University, School Biological Sciences, Canberra, Australia, 1973—1977. Senior fellow department biology Stanford (California) University, Carnegie Institution, 1977—1979.

      Associate professor botany University Wisconsin, Madison, 1979—1984, professor botany and genetics, 1984—1987. Research director, professor molecular plant biology University California-Berkeley, Plant Gene Expression Center, 1987—1989, research director, professor department plant biology, since 1989. Consultant Resources Development Foundation, 1988, Rockefeller Foundation International Rice Research Program, 1988—1989.

      Visiting scientist plant genetics Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1977. Member National Science Foundation Oversight Panel, 1982. Member review committee department energy University Georgia, Complex Carbohydrate Center, 1986.

      Member National Science Foundation Grant Review Panel, 1988. Member biochemistry genetics program National Science Foundation, 1993. Ad hoc member Bio-chemical Genetics/Mechanisms of Gene Expression Program, National Science Foundation Panel, 1996—2000.

      Member science advisory committee Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology, Breeding and Seed Systems for African Crops Program, since 2001.

    Works

    • Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • This text on plant biochemistry and molecular biology contains 12 papers on such topics as: energy production in plant cells; the Calvin cycle and photorespiration; CO2-concentrating mechanisms; carbohydrate chemistry; and genome organization, protein synthesis and processing in plants.
    • Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • This text on plant biochemistry and molecular biology contains 12 papers on such topics as: energy production in plant cells; the Calvin cycle and photorespiration; CO2-concentrating mechanisms; carbohydrate chemistry; and genome organization, protein synthesis and processing in plants.
    • Reviewer: Department Energy, Plant Molecular Biology, Genes and Development, others, member editorial board: Planta, 1980-1987, Plant Physiology, 1980-1987, Plant Molecular Biology, 1980-1987.

    Membership

    Member of National Academy of Sciences, International Society Plant Molecular Biology (board directors 1992-1996), American Society Plant Physiologists (chairman phytochrome session 1977).
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    Born February 4, 1944
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      University Sydney
    • 1968
      University Sydney
    • 1968 - 1971
      Research associate, Michigan State U./Atomic Energy Commission Plant Research Laboratory
      East Lansing, Michigan, United States
    • 1971 - 1973
      Research associate, Michigan State U./Atomic Energy Commission Plant Research Laboratory
      Germany
    • 1973 - 1977
      research fellow, photobiology laboratory Australian National University
      Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    • 1973 - 1977
      group leader, photobiology laboratory Australian National University
      Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    • 1977 - 1979
      senior, fellow department biology Stanford (California) University
    • 1979 - 1984
      associate, professor botany University Wisconsin
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1987 - 1989
      research director, molecular plant biology University California-Berkeley
    • 1987 - 1989
      professor, molecular plant biology University California-Berkeley
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