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Hatch, Marshall Davidson (1932 - )

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Plant biochemist and Plant physiologist
Born: 24 December 1932  Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Marshall Davidson Hatch has co-authored over 157 publications on plant biochemistry and physiology. He is best known for discovering the C4 photosynthesis process of plants. Hatch was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and Fellow of the Royal Society and the Australian Academy of Science for his contributions to plant research.

Career Highlights

1954Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Sydney
1955 - 1959Research Scientist in the Plant Physiology Unit at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1959Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Sydney
1959 - 1961Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, USA
1961 - 1966Research Officer and Head of Biochemistry at the David North Plant Research Centre of CSR Co. Ltd., Queensland
1967Reader in Botany at the University of Queensland
1968 - 1969Research Officer in Biochemistry at David North Plant Research Centre
1970 - Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry in Canberra
1973Clarke Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1974Lemberg Medal received from the Australian Biochemical Society
1975 - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1980 - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1980 - 1981President of the Australian Society of Plant Physiologists
1981Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
1992Doctor honoris cause revum naturarum received from the University of Göttingen, Netherlands


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Annette Alafaci
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 9 October 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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