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Biographical entry Gottschalk, Alfred (1894 - 1973)

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Born
22 April 1894
Aachen, Germany
Died
4 October 1973
Tübingen, Germany
Occupation
Biochemist and Medical scientist

Summary

Alfred Gottschalk was Professor at the Max Planck Institute of Virus Research, Germany 1963-1968. He was a research biochemist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1939-1959 and a Fellow at the Australian National University 1959-1963. His studies of the action of viral enzymes on muco-proteins clarified knowledge of the carbohydrate moiety of the glyco-proteins and later work also made important contributions to both protein chemistry and virology. The Gottschalk Medal has been awarded annually by the Australian Academy of Science to recognise outstanding research in the medical sciences by researchers up to ten years after the completion of their PhD studies.

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1920
Education - Educated Universities of Munich, Freiberg and Bonn (MD, Bonn 1920)
1920 - 1922
Education - Postgraduate studies in biochemistry, Universities of Frankfurt (Main) and Würzburg, Germany
1923 - 1926
Career position - Associate, Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Biochemistry, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany
1926 - 1935
Career position - Director, Biochemical Department, Stettin General Hospital, Germany
1935 - 1939
Career position - In private medical practice
1935 - 1939
Career position - Research Biochemist, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
1942 - 1948
Career position - Instructor in organic chemistry and biochemistry (part-time), Melbourne Technical College
1945
Life event - Naturalised as an Australian citizen
1949 -
Career position - Lecturer in biochemistry (part-time), University of Melbourne
1949
Award - David Syme Research Prize, University of Melbourne
1949
Education - DSc, University of Melbourne
1951 - 1973
Award - Fellow, Royal Institute of Chemistry, United Kingdom
1951 - 1973
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1954 -
Award - H.G. Smith Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1954 - 1873
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1954 - 1958
Career position - Secretary, Victorian Group, Australian Academy of Science
1959
Life event - Retired
1959 - 1963
Career position - Honorary Fellow, Australian National University
1963 - 1968
Career position - Professor, Max-Planck-Institute of Virus Research, Tübingen, Germany
1966 -
Career position - Honorary Professor, University of Tübingen, Germany
1966 - 1973
Award - Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1969
Award - Honorary MD, University of Münster, Germany

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Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Alfred Gottschalk - Records, 1894 - 1973, MS 080; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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  • Trikojus, V. M., 'Alfred Gottschalk', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 3 (1) (1975), 52-74. Details

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