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Young, William John (1878 - 1942)

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Born: 26 January 1878  Manchester, England.  Died: 14 May 1942  East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
William John Young was the foundation Professor of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne 1938-42. He joined the University in 1920 under W.A. Osborne after working as biochemist at the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, Townsville from 1913. He devised the methods still used in the marketing of ripening bananas.

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Born Manchester, England, 26 January 1878. Died Melbourne, 14 May 1942. Educated University of Manchester (BSc 1898, MSc 1902). DSc, University of London, 1910. Assistant biochemist, Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, London 1902-12, biochemist, Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, Townsville, Australia 1912-19, lecturer in biochemistry, University of Melbourne 1920-24, associate professor 1924-38, professor 1938-42, secondment to Council for Scientific and Industrial Research to establish laboratory and field studies into the biochemical problems of the cold storage of food 1926-28. President, Wallaby Club 1925-26; chairman, Australian College of Dentistry 1931-38; President, Royal Society of Victoria 1933-34; president, Victorian Branch, Australian Chemical Institute 1937-38, 1938-39; president, Victorian Branch, Australian Institute of Refrigeration 1941-42.
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Created: 20 October 1993
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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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