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Biochemist , microbiologist , researcher

John Allan Downie, British microbiologist, biochemist, researcher. Certified microbiology and biochemistry. Member International Society for Plant Microbie Interactions, Biochemical Society, Society for Experimental Biology, Society for General Microbiology.

Background

Downie, John Allan was born on April 7, 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland. Son of John Allan and Agnes Farmer (Turley) Downie.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Dundee, Scotland, 1974. Doctor of Science, University Dundee, 1992.

Career

Postdoctoral scientist University Rochester, New York, 1974-1975. Research fellow Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1975-1981. Senior science officer John Innes Institute, Norwich, United Kingdom, 1981-1984, principal science officer, 1984-1985, 88—.

Principal scientist Commonwealth Science Industrial Research Organization, Canberra, 1985-1988. Honorary reader University East Anglia, Norwich, 1994-1999, honorary professor, since 1999.

Achievements

  • Certified microbiology and biochemistry.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Journal Bacteriology, 1978-1984, 98-2000, Molecular Microbiology, since 1988, Microbiology, since 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member International Society for Plant Microbie Interactions, Biochemical Society, Society for Experimental Biology, Society for General Microbiology.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing, skiing, squash.

Connections

Married Susan Elizabeth Handfield-Jones, September 26, 1987.

father:
John Allan Downie

mother:
Agnes Farmer (Turley) Downie

spouse:
Susan Elizabeth Handfield-Jones