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Basil Jarvis, British microbiologist. Chartered biologist. Research fellow Department of Science Industrial Research, London, 1962-1964, European Molecular Biology Organization, Oslo, 1968.


Jarvis, Basil was born on December 8, 1936 in Derby, England. Son of Sidney Harry and Getrude Alice (Brown) Roberts-Jarvis.


Bachelor of Science, University Reading, England, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Reading, England, 1967. Master of Science, University London, 1963.


Assistant bacteriologist United Dairies Ltd., London, 1958-1960. Clinical biochemist St. Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey, England, 1960-1962. From lecturer to senior lecturer National College Food Technology University Reading, Weybridge, 1964-1971.

Chief microbiologist Leatherhead Food Research Association, Surrey, England, 1971-1978, deputy director science England, 1979-1983. Director research, development Express Foods Group International Ltd., Ruislip, England, 1983-1987. Technical director H.P. Bulmer Ltd., Hereford, England, 1987-1995.

Owner, consultant Ross Bioscience Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye, England, since 1996. Chairman Regem Ltd., Cardiff, Wales, 1987-1990. Visiting professor University Reading, since 1979.

Honorary professor University Surrey, Guildford, since 1985.


  • Chartered biologist.



Member various committees Ministry Agriculture, Fish and Food Department Health, London, since 1972. Chairman course committee food microbiology World Health Organization, since 1973. Fellow Institute Biology (examiner 1972-1977, national coordinator branches since 2000), Institute Food Science (examiner 1976-1983, counsellor since 1991).

Member Society Applied Microbiology (president 1987-1989), Society General Microbiology, Research and Development Society (council 1985-1991). Club: Fly Dressers (London) (editor 1980-1986).


  • Other Interests

    Fishing, shooting, fly tying, cartography, gardening.


Married Marjorie Joan Brown, May 18, 1963. Children: Iain Stuart, Sarah Jane.

Sidney Harry Roberts-Jarvis

Getrude Alice (Brown) Roberts-Jarvis

Marjorie Joan Brown

Iain Stuart Jarvis

Sarah Jane Jarvis