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Asche, Leila Valerie (1927 - )

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Born: 6 February 1927  Rupanyup, Victoria, Australia
(Dame) Leila Valerie Asche worked in the field of microbiology for over forty years. Her work was recognised by the Australian Society for Microbiology in 1991 with a Distinguished Service Award. In 2001 she was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to science, particularly in the field of microbiology, and for service to the community of the Northern Territory.

Career Highlights

1953 - 1974Tutor in microbiology at various colleges of the University of Melbourne
1955 - 1975Demonstrator and Principal Tutor at the University of Melbourne
1962 - 1970Industry Consultant at Westminster Carpets, Melbourne
1975 - 1986Senior Microbiologist at the Queen Victoria Medical Centre, Victoria
1978 - 1985Treasurer of the Australian Society for Microbiology
1980Honorary Senior Lecturer at Monash University
1985Fellow of Janet Clarke Hall at the University of Melbourne
1986 - 1994Senior Research Officer at the Menzies School of Health Research, Northern Territory
1986 - 1994Sessional Microbiologist at Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory
1991Distinguished Service Award received from the Australian Society of Microbiology
1993Dame of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (DStJ)
2001Member of the Order of Australia (AM)


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Ailie Smith
Created: 10 February 2003
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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