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Biographical entry Wrigley, Colin Walter ( - 2010)

AM

Died
October 2010
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Cereal chemist

Summary

Colin Wrigley was internationally recognised for his research on cereal grains, particularly the characterisation of cereal-grain proteins in relation to processing quality. For nearly 30 years he was a research scientist with the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, including a period as Officer-in-Charge of the Wheat Research Unit. Wrigley published over 600 research papers and books: he was senior editor of Gliadin and glutenin: the unique balance of wheat quality. (2005) and Encyclopedia of food grains (2nd edition, 2015).

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1961
Career position - Research Scientist (later Senior Research Scientist), Wheat Research Unit, CSIRO Division of Plant Industry
1982 - 1988
Career position - Chief Research Scientist, Wheat Research Unit, CSIRO Division of Plant Industry
1987
Award - H G Smith Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1987 - 2010
Award - Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1988
Award - F B Guthrie Medal, Cereal Chemistry Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1992
Award - T B Osborne Medal, Fellow and Life Member, American Association of Cereal Chemists
1994
Award - Harald Perten Prize, International Association for Cereal Science and Technology
1994
Award - Senior Fellowship, Australian Grains Research and Development Corporation
2001 - 2010
Award - Honorary Research Fellow, Food Science Australia
2002 - 2007
Career position - Post-Retirement Fellow and Program Leader, Quality Wheat Co-operative Research Centre
2005
Award - Archibald D. Olle Prize, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2007
Career position - Lecturer, Maha Sarakham University, Thailand
2008
Award - Speaker, AACC International Meeting
2009
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to primary industry, particularly to grain science as a researcher, and to the development of methods for improving wheat quality

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