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Edman, Pehr Victor (1916 - 1977)

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Medical scientist
Born: 14 April 1916  Stockholm, Sweden.  Died: 19 March 1977  Munich, Germany.
Pehr Victor Edman worked in the area of protein biochemistry. He was educated at the Karolinska Institute where he remained for a year after graduating and then spent a long period of war service in the medical corps of the Swedish Army. Edman came to Australia in 1957 to work as Director of St Vincent's School of Medical Research, Melbourne and returned to Europe in 1972 as Director of Protein Chemistry I at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry.

Career Highlights

1938Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the Karolinska Institute in Sweeden
1946Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Med.Lic. completed at the Karolinska Institute
1946 - 1947Scientists in the Northrop-Kunitz laboratory at the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research in Princeton, USA
1947 - 1957Associate Professor at the University of Lund, Sweden
1957 - 1972Inaugural John Holt Director of Research at St Vincent's School of Medical Research in Melbourne
1965Granted Australian citizenship
1968 - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1968 - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1968Britannica Australia Science Prize received
1971Gold Medal of the Swedish Society of Physicians and Surgeons received
1972 - 1977Director of Protein Chemistry I at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry
1974 - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 28 June 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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