Anderson, Jan, FAA, FRS (1932-)

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Anderson, Jan (1932-)
Field of activity
Plant biochemist; Research Scientist; Plant Biochemist
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Jan Anderson is an international expert on photosynthesis research. She has been an Adjunct Professor at the Research School of Biological Sciences at the Australian National University since 1996 and was Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO's Division of Plant Industry.

After completing her studies in New Zealand, Jane Anderson undertook a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of California. From there she moved to Australia to work for Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) at their Canberra Division of Plant industry. By 1982 Anderson had become Chief Research Scientist their, a position she held until her retirement in . Anderson is presently an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University. Throughout her research career, Jan Anderson travelled to and collaborated with many Universities around the world (UK, USA, Sweden). Her research interests include the molecular organisation of thyakoid membranes, the molecular mechanisms of light regulation in higher plants, and the structural/functional dynamics of photosystem II.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of New Zealand
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of New Zealand
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of California, USA
  • Career position - Research Scientist at the Ruakura Agricultural Station at DSIR in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Career position - Research Scientist at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Plant Industry, Canberra
  • Career position - Carnegie Research Fellow in Plant Biology at Stanford, USA
  • Career position - C. F. Kettering Research Fellow at the Yellow Springs in Ohio, USA
  • Career position - Ann Horton Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK
  • Career position - Marie Cobot Fellow with the Biological Laboratories at Harvard University, USA
  • Career position - Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Plant Industry in Canberra
  • Career position - Visiting Professor in Molecular Plant Biology at the University of California in Berkeley, USA
  • Award - Lemberg Medal received from the Australian Biochemistry Society
  • Career position - Visiting Professor at the Chemical Centre at the University of Lund, Sweden
  • Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Career position - Visiting Professor in Molecular Plant Biology at the University of California in Berkeley, USA
  • Career position - Visiting Professor at the University of Umea, Sweden
  • Career position - Adjunct Professor at the Research School of Biological Sciences at the Australian National University (ANU)
  • Career position - Fellow of the Royal Society of London (FRS)
  • Education - Honorary Doctorate received from the University of Umea in Sweden

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Anderson, Jan
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds)
    [2014]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project

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