Blackburn, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Helen) (1948-)

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Blackburn, Elizabeth (1948-)
Blackburn, Elizabeth H. (1948-)
Blackburn, Liz, (Elizabeth H) (1948-)
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Biochemist; Biophysicist; Educator; Authors; Lecturers; Molecular Biologists; Nobel Prize winners
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an49885411
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Elizabeth Blackburn discovered the ribonucleoprotein enzyme telomerase. Blackburn and her research team at the University of California, San Francisco have worked with a variety of organisms and human cancer cells gaining an understanding of telomerase and telomere biology. Her work in this area has been published widely in peer-reviewed journals. In 2009 Blackburn and her research partners, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
  • Career position - Postdoctoral work in molecular and cellular biology at Yale University, USA
  • Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • Career position - Assistant Professor at the University of California in San Francisco, USA
  • Career position - Associate Professor at the University of California in San Francisco, USA
  • Career position - Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of California in San Francisco, USA
  • Award - Recipient of Eli Lilly Research Award for Microbiology and Immunology
  • Career position - Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California in San Francisco, USA
  • Award - Named Harvey Society Lecturer at the Harvey Society in New York
  • Award - Recipient of National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology
  • Award - Appointed Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Education - Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc (Hon)) received from Yale University, USA
  • Award - Received Honorary Doctorate of Science from Yale University
  • Award - Appointed Fellow of Royal Society of London
  • Award - Appointed Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology
  • Career position - Chair in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California in San Francisco, USA
  • Award - Recipient of Australia Prize
  • Award - Recipient of Gairdner Foundation International Award
  • Career position - President of the American Society for Cell Biology
  • Career position - Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California in San Francisco, USA
  • Award - Recipient of Harvey Prize
  • Award - Recipient of Keio Medical Science Prize
  • Award - Named California Scientist of the Year
  • Award - Appointed Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Award - Recipient of the Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award
  • Award - Recipient of the American Cancer Society's Medal of Honor
  • Award - Recipient of American Association for Cancer Research's G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award
  • Award - E.B. Wilson Award of the American Society for Cell Biology
  • Award - Recipient of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Alfred P. Sloan Award
  • Award - Recipient of AACR-Pezcoller Foundation International Award for Cancer Research
  • Award - Recipient of the Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Medical Research Award
  • Award - Recipient of the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine
  • Award - Recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science of The Franklin Institute
  • Award - Recipient of the Genetics Prize from the Peter Gruber Foundation
  • Award - Received Honorary Doctorate of Science from Harvard University
  • Award - Co-recipient of Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences from the Wiley Foundation (shared with Carol W. Greider)
  • Award - Co-recipient of Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (shared with Carol W. Greider and Jack Szostak)
  • Award - Corresponding Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science *Recipient of the UCSF Women's Faculty Association Award
  • Award - Received Honorary Doctorate of Science from Princeton University
  • Award - Co-recipient of Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (shared with Carol W. Greider and Joseph G. Gall)
  • Award - Appointed Fellow of Australian Academy of Science
  • Award - Recipient of L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science
  • Career position - President of the American Society for Cell Biology for the year 1998
  • Award - Recipient of Mike Hogg Award
  • Award - Co-recipient of Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize (shared with Carol W. Greider)
  • Award - Co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
  • Award - Named Companion of the Order of Australia (Australia Day Honours)
  • Career position - President of the American Association for Cancer Research for the year 2010

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Blackburn, Elizabeth
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Elizabeth H. Blackburn - Biographical
    Published: The Nobel Foundation, 2009
    Series: Nobelprize.org
  3. 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
  4. Ankeny, Rachel A.
    Published: 2010
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 21, 289-90
  5. Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres
    Brady, Catherine
    Published: MiT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2009
  6. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    Published: Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001

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  1. Elizabeth H. Blackburn papers
    Blackburn, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Helen), 1948-
    [ Published ]
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  2. Living longer : a journey into the bio-future
    [ Video : 2013 ]
    At UQ Library
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  3. The telomere effect : a revolutionary approach to living younger, healthier, longer / Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD ; Elissa Epel, PhD
    Blackburn, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Helen), 1948-
    [ Book : 2017 ]
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    The telomere effect : a revolutionary approach to living younger, healthier, longer / Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD ; Elissa Epel, PhD
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  4. Telomeres / edited by Titia de Lange, Vicki Lundblad, Elizabeth Blackburn
    De Lange, Titia
    [ Book : 1995-2019 ]
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    Telomeres / edited by Titia de Lange, Vicki Lundblad, Elizabeth Blackburn
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  5. A new reality : human evolution for a sustainable future / Jonas Salk and Jonathan Salk ; with David Dewane
    Salk, Jonas, 1914-1995
    [ Book : 2018 ]
    At WSU Penrith Lib
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  6. The telomere effect : a revolutionary approach to living younger, healthier, longer / Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, Elissa Epel, PhD
    Blackburn, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Helen), 1948-
    [ Book, Audio book : 2017-2018 ]
    Languages: English;Chinese, [1 other]
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    The telomere effect : a revolutionary approach to living younger, healthier, longer / Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, Elissa Epel, PhD
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  7. Nŭkchi annŭn pimil = The telomere effect : Nobel Ŭihaksang i palk'in tŏ chŏmke orae sanŭn t'ellomiŏ hyogwa / Ellijabesŭ Pŭllaekpŏn, Ellisa Ep'el chiŭm ; Yi Han-ŭm omgim
    Blackburn, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Helen), 1948-
    [ Book : 2017-2018 ]
    Languages: Korean;Serbian, [1 other]
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    Nŭkchi annŭn pimil = The telomere effect : Nobel Ŭihaksang i palk'in tŏ chŏmke orae sanŭn t'ellomiŏ hyogwa / Ellijabesŭ Pŭllaekpŏn, Ellisa Ep'el chiŭm ; Yi Han-ŭm omgim
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  8. Living longer - a journey into the bio-future / Dr Elizabeth Blackburn in conversation with Dr Robyn Williams
    Blackburn, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Helen), 1948-
    [ Book : 2013 ]
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  9. New ways to use DNA [presented by the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine with the San Francisco Exploratorium]
    University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco
    [ Video : 1992 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
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  10. Secrets of the human body : immortal
    Film Victoria
    [ Video : 2011 ]
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  1. Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres : Deciphering the Ends of DNA
    Brady, Catherine
    [ Book : 2007 ]
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  2. Elizabeth Blackburn and the story of telomeres : deciphering the ends of DNA / Catherine Brady
    Brady, Catherine, 1955-
    [ Book : 2007-2009 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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