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Biographical entry Nichol, Lawrence Walter (1935 - 2015)

FAA, FASBMB

Born
7 April 1935
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
29 June 2015
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Biochemist and University Administrator

Summary

Laurie Nichol was a biophysical chemist whose research focussed on analysis of macromolecular interactions in biological systems, migration behaviour of interacting protein systems, and quantitative characterisation of protein interactions. He was Vice-Chancellor of both the University of New England (1985 - 1988) and the Australian National University (1988 - 1993). Nichol was a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, and was awarded the Lemberg Medal by the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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1957
Career position - Teacher, Woodville High School, Adelaide, South Australia
1957
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Adelaide
1958
Career position - Senior Demonstrator, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Department, University of Adelaide
1959 - 1960
Career position - GMH Postgraduate Fellow, University of Adelaide
1961
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Adelaide
1961 - 1962
Career position - Postdoctoral Fulbright Fellow, Clark University, Worcester, Maryland, U.S.A.
1963 - 1965
Career position - Research Fellow, John Curtis School of Medical Research, Australian National University
1966
Award - David Syme Research Prize, University of Melbourne
1966 - 1968
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, University of Melbourne
1969 - 1970
Career position - Reader in Biochemistry at the University of Melbourne
1971 - 1985
Career position - Professor of Physical Biochemistry at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University in Canberra
1971 - 2015
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1974
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Adelaide
1977
Award - Lemberg Medal received from the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
1980 - 1985
Career position - Chairman of the Board, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University
1981 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1985 - 1988
Career position - Vice-Chancellor of the University of New England
1988 - 1993
Career position - Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University in Canberra
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science and university administration

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Rosanne Walker and Helen Cohn