Kerr, Allen (1926-)

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Allen Kerr was Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Adelaide. He first joined the University in 1951 and spent around three years on secondment to the Tea Research Institute in Ceylon, where he headed the departments of Plant Pathology and Nematology. Kerr's most significant work was his study of crown gall - a plant cancer induced by .

  • Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Edinburgh
  • Career position - Assistant Mycologist at the North of Scotland College of Agriculture
  • Career position - Lecturer in Plant Pathology at the University of Adelaide
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Senior Lecturer in Plant Pathology at the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Head of the Departments of Plant Pathology and Nematology at the Tea Research Institute in Ceylon (secondment)
  • Career position - Reader in Plant Pathology at the University of Adelaide
  • Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Award - Walter Buffitt Prize received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
  • Career position - Vice-President of the International Society for Plant Pathology
  • Career position - President of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society
  • Career position - Personal Chair in Plant Pathology at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute of the University of Adelaide
  • Award - Ruth Allen Award received from the American Phytopathological Society
  • Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
  • Career position - Head of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Adelaide
  • Award - Inaugural Australia Prize received
  • Award - Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences
  • Career position - Head of the Department of Crop Protection at the University of Adelaide
  • Life event - Retired
  • Award - Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences
  • Award - Elvin Charles Stackman Award received from the University of Minnesota
  • Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
  • Award - Fellow of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society
  • Career position - Inaugural presentation of the Allen Kerr Post-graduate Prize of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Award - Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society
  • Award - Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

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  1. Kerr, Allen
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Henry Robert Wallace 1924-2011
    Kerr, Allen, Davies, Kerrie and Stirling, Graham
    Published: 2012
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 23, 202-11

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  1. Prof. Allen Kerr / Michal Kluvanek
    Kluvanek, Michal, 1954-
    [ Photograph : 1999 ]
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