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Robin Holliday

geneticist , cell biologist

Robin Holliday, Palestinian, British geneticist, cell biologist. Achievements include research in mechanism of recombination (Holliday structure), epigenetic control of gene expression, understanding aging. Recipient Lord Cohen medal British Society Aging Research, 1987; Fulbright scholar, 1962. Fellow Royal Society London, Indian National Science Academy (foreign); member European Molecular Biology Organization.

Background

Holliday, Robin was born on November 6, 1932 in Jaffa, Palestine. Son of Albert Clifford and Eunice Dora (Blackwell) Holliday.

Education

Bachelor, University Cambridge, England, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England, 1959.

Career

Research scientist John Innes Institute, Hertford, England, 1958-1965. Research associate department genetics University Washington, Seattle, 1962-1963. Research scientist National Institute Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, 1965-1970, head division genetics, 1970-1988.

Chief research scientist Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, North Ryde, Australia, 1988-1997. Retired, 1997.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in mechanism of recombination (Holliday structure), epigenetic control of gene expression, understanding aging.

Membership

Scientific staff, Department, of Genetics, John Innes Institute Bayfordbury, Herts 1958-1965. Scientific staff, Division of Microbiology, National Institute for Medical Research 70, Head, Division of Genetics 1970-1988.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, sculpture.

Connections

Married Diana Collet Parsons (divorced 1983). Children: David, Caroline, Rebecca, Emma. Married Lily Irene Huschtscha, September 9, 1986.

1 child, Mira.

father:
Albert Clifford Holliday

mother:
Eunice Dora (Blackwell) Holliday

spouses:
Diana Collet Parsons

Lily Irene Huschtscha

children:
David Holliday

Caroline Holliday

Rebecca Holliday

Emma Holliday

Mira Holliday