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Kenneth John Scott

researcher , biochemistry educator , consult

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.

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

book The Rust Fungi book Rust, smut, mildew & mould ; an introduction to the study of microscopic fungi book Rust, Smut, Mildew & Mould: An Introduction to the Study of Microscopic Fungi

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