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Kenneth John Scott

Kenneth John Scott was Australian biochemistry educator, researcher, consult. Achievements include research in axenic culture and metabolism of rust fungi, biochemistry of plant/pathogen interactions, and development of procedures for genetic engineering of wheat.

Background

  • Scott, Kenneth John was born on June 15, 1933 in Carcoar, New South Wales, Australia. Son of James Graham and Elsie Elizabeth (Rodwell) Scott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with honors, University Sydney, New South Wales, 1956. Master of Science in Agriculture, University Sydney, New South Wales, 1957. Doctor of Science in Agriculture, University Sydney, New South Wales, 1993.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada, 1961.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow Waite Agricultural Research Instructor University Adelaide, 1961. Research associate Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, 1962-1963. From lecturer to senior lecturer biochemistry University Sydney, 1963-1968.

      Reader in botany University Queensland, 1969-1972, professor biochemistry, 1972-1998. Professor emeritus, since 1998. Visiting fellow Clare Hall, Cambridge (England) University, 1971.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in axenic culture and metabolism of rust fungi, biochemistry of plant/pathogen interactions, and development of procedures for genetic engineering of wheat.

    Works

    Membership

    Fellow American Phytopathological Society. Member Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (state representative 1970-1974), Australian Plant Pathology Society (president 1985-1987), New York Academy of Sciences, Clare Hall (life).

    Connections

    • Married Janet Scott Douglas Graham, May 24, 1963. Children: Joanne, Robin, James, John.
    • father: James Graham Scott
    • mother: Elsie Elizabeth (Rodwell) Scott
    • spouse: Janet Scott Douglas Graham
    • children: Joanne Scott
    • Robin Scott
    • James Scott
    • John Scott
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    Nationality
    • 1956
      University Sydney
    • 1957
      University Sydney
    • 1993
      University Sydney
    • 1961
      Queen's University
    • 1961
      Postdoctoral fellow, Waite Agricultural Research Instructor University Adelaide
    • 1962 - 1963
      research associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory
      Upton, New York, United States
    • 1963 - 1968
      from lecturer, to senior lecturer biochemistry University Sydney
    • 1998
      professor, emeritus
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