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Adrienne Elizabeth Clarke

Adrienne Elizabeth Clarke, Australian biochemist. Achievements include discovery that the gene controlling self-incompatibility in plants encodes a series of alletic ribonucleasus.

Background

  • Clarke, Adrienne Elizabeth was born on January 6, 1938 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Daughter of Valentine Clifford and Alice Louise (Patterson) Petty.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with honours, University Melbourne, Melbourne, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University Melbourne, Melbourne, 1963.

    Career

    • Senior lecturer school botany to professor University Melbourne, 1979-1985, professor, since 1985, laureate professor, since 1999. Lieutenant governor State of Victoria, since 1997. Director Plant Cell Biology Research Center, Melbourne, since 1982, Alcoa of Australia Ltd., 1993-1996, Woolworths Ltd., Australia, since 1994, Western Mining Corporation Ltd., Australia, since 1996.

      Member Prime Min.'s Supermarket to Asia Council, Canberra, since 1996. Member Prime Min.'s Science Council, Canberra, 1990-1996. Head school botany University Melbourne, 1991-1993.

      Chairman Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Canberra, Australia, 1992-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery that the gene controlling self-incompatibility in plants encodes a series of alletic ribonucleasus.

    Works

    • Author: Chemistry and Biology of (1-3)-B-glucams, 1992. Co-editor: Carbohydrate-Protein Recognition, 1988, Genetic Control of Self-incompatibility and Reproductive Development in Flowering Plants, 1994. Member editorial board Science, Plant Ce Plant Journal, others.

    Membership

    Member advisory council Aid Policy, Canberra, 1992-1996. Fellow Australian Academy of Sciences, Austalian Academy Technological Science Engineering, Janet Clarke Hall. Member National Academy of Sciences, Order Australia, International Society Plant Molecular Biology (president since 1996), Australian Mutual Provident Society (director since 1994), Victorian Business Round Table.

    Connections

    • Married Charles Peter Clarke, August 14, 1959. Children: Stephen Peter, Penelope Anne (deceased), Catherine Marjorie.
    • father: Valentine Clifford Petty
    • mother: Alice Louise (Patterson) Petty
    • spouse: Charles Peter Clarke
    • children: Stephen Peter Clarke
    • Penelope Anne Clarke (deceased)
    • Catherine Marjorie Clarke
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    Born January 6, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1958
      University Melbourne
    • 1963
      University Melbourne