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Biographical entry Sambrook, Joseph Frank (1939 - 2019)

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Born
1 March 1939
Liverpool, England
Died
14 June 2019
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Molecular biologist

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Joseph Frank Sambrook was Director of Research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne and Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne from 1995 to 2001. He was internationally renowned for his studies of DNA tumour viruses and the molecular biology of normal and cancerous cells. His group at Cold Spring Harbor in New York worked out how SV40 and adenoviruses integrated themselves into the genome of the host cell. He also made major contributions to understanding intracellular traffic, protein folding and the molecular genetics of human cancer.

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1962
Education - BSc, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
1966
Education - PhD, John Curtis School of Medical Research, Australian National University
1966 - 1967
Career position - Postdoctoral research, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom
1967 - 1969
Career position - Postdoctoral research, Salk Institute, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
1969 - 1971
Career position - Staff Investigator, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, U.S.A.
1971 - 1977
Career position - Senior Staff Investigator, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, U.S.A
1977 - 1985
Career position - Assistant Director, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, U.S.A
1985
Life event - Joseph F. Sambrook Laboratory dedicated at Cold Spring Harbor
1985 - 1991
Career position - Professor and Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
1985 - 2019
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, London
1986 - 1993
Career position - Director, Burgher Center for Molecular Cardiology, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
1990 - 1994
Career position - Chairman NIH/DOE Advisory Committee on DNA Sequencing
1991 - 1994
Career position - Director, McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
1995 - 2001
Career position - Director of Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute
1995 - 2001
Career position - Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne
2000 - 2019
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

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