Youatt, Jean Beatrice (1925-)

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Youatt, Jean (1925-)
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Scientist; Chemist
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Dr Jean Youatt was a CHEMISTRY LECTURER while doing microbiological research at Monash University from 1962-1990. Jean still works at the University in her retirement. Jean established her international reputation working with a fungi called ALLOMYCES. She said: "Fungi were new for me. I had always worked with bacteria, where all you see is a little dot or dash, but these things grew like little trees: they had roots and branches and produced different kinds of fruiting structures. Looking down the microscope, you could actually watch what was happening; you could then take samples away and analyse them to see chemically what was happening. I decided this was the nicest combination of things I could possibly get." She was born in China on 13 March 1925 and educated at Melbourne University after being "enclosed in a compound" by the Japanese for 4 years during the war. Her Phd work at Leeds on an autotroph organism is still being cited as the organism is being used to deal with industrial waste. She worked for a number of years in Melbourne on a drug that was used to treat tuberculosis. (Source: Royal Australian Chemical Institute - Chemist Profiles www.raci.org.au/New_Site_ 2001/chemporf.shtml) [NB: the above biography was researched and written by Philida Sturgiss-Hoy]

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Jean Youatt lectured in the Department of Chemistry at Monash University from 1962 until her retirement in 1990, when she moved to the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Early in her career she studied the action of isoniazid. Later she did differentiation work on , a saprophytic fungus.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Leeds University, UK
  • Career position - Worked in Malaya
  • Career position - Laboratory Assistant in the Public Health Laboratory at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Research Assistant/Research Officer in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Lecturer in Biochemistry in the Chemistry Department at Monash University
  • Career position - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Monash University

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Youatt, Jean Beatrice
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  3. Who's Who of Australian Women
    Lofthouse, Andrea
    [North Ryde (NSW)]
    Published: Methuen Australia

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Youatt, Jean
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Achievement in Science: the Careers of Two Australian Women Chemists
    Allen, Nessy
    Published: 1994
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 10, 2, 129-141
  3. Interview with Dr Jean Youatt
    Allen, Nessy
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2002
    Series: Interviews with Australian scientists
  4. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003

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  1. Dr Jean Youatt in interview with Ms Nessy Allen, Melbourne Australia 24 August 2000
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