Young, William John (1878-1942)

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William John Young (1878-1942), biochemist, was born on 26 January 1878 at Withington, Manchester, Lancashire, England, son of William John Bristow Young, clerk, and his wife Hannah, née Bury. Educated...

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William Young was the foundation Professor of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne 1938-1942. He joined the University in 1920 under W.A. Osborne after working as biochemist at the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, Townsville from 1913. He devised the methods still used in the marketing of ripening bananas.

Born Manchester, England, 26 January 1878. Died Melbourne, 14 May 1942. Educated University of Manchester (BSc 1898, MSc 1902). DSc, University of London, 1910. Assistant biochemist, Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, London 1902-12, biochemist, Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, Townsville, Australia 1912-19, lecturer in biochemistry, University of Melbourne 1920-24, associate professor 1924-38, professor 1938-42, secondment to Council for Scientific and Industrial Research to establish laboratory and field studies into the biochemical problems of the cold storage of food 1926-28. President, Wallaby Club 1925-26; chairman, Australian College of Dentistry 1931-38; President, Royal Society of Victoria 1933-34; president, Victorian Branch, Australian Chemical Institute 1937-38, 1938-39; president, Victorian Branch, Australian Institute of Refrigeration 1941-42.

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  1. Young, William John
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Obituary: Professor W. J. Young, DSc
    Published: 1942
    Series: Australian Journal of Science, 4, 6, 191
  3. Young, William John (1878-1942), Biochemist
    Marginson, Max
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 12, 601
  4. William John Young: a Pioneer in Food Science in Australia
    Vickery, J. R.
    Published: 1986
    Series: Food Technology in Australia, 38, 4, 158-159
  5. Victor Martin Trikojus, 1902-1985
    Legge, J. W. and Gibson, F.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 4, 519-531
  6. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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