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Marshall Davidson Hatch

biochemist , researcher

Marshall Davidson Hatch, Australian biochemist, researcher. Achievements include co-discovery and resolution of mechanism of the process known as C-4 photosynthesis. Fellow Royal Society London, Australia Academy of Sciences; member National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate).

Background

Hatch, Marshall Davidson was born on December 24, 1932 in Perth, Australia. Son of Lloyd Davidson and Alice Endersby (Dalziel) Hatch.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, Sydney (Australia) University, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Sydney (Australia) University, 1959. Doctor (honorary), University Göttingen, Germany, 1992.

Career

Research scientist Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Sydney, 1955-1959. Postdoctoral fellow University California, Davis, 1959-1961. Research officer Colonial Sugar Refining Company Ltd., Brisbane, Australia, 1961-1969.

Chief research scientist Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Canberra, Australia, 1970—1997, honorary research fellow, since 1998.

Achievements

  • Achievements include co-discovery and resolution of mechanism of the process known as C-4 photosynthesis.

Works

  • Contributor over 165 articles to professional journals.

  • Over 140 review articles, chapters in books and research papers.

Membership

Fellow Royal Society London, Australia Academy of Sciences. Member National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate).

Connections

Married Ronda Lennard, 1956 (divorced 1978). Children: Marcus, Lachlan. Married Lyndall Patricia Clark, 1983.

father:
Lloyd Davidson Hatch

mother:
Alice Endersby (Dalziel) Hatch

spouses:
Ronda Lennard

Lyndall Patricia Clark

children:
Marcus Hatch

Lachlan Hatch