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Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek's drawings of bacteria in the human mouth. Published 1684.

Microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, biotechnology, technological innovation, general science in society.


1989-2007 University of Melbourne, Microbiology & Immunology

Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Biotechnology
  • B.Sc Teaching in Microbial Biotechnology and Cell Biology.
  • Research on insect viruses and human infectious disease.
  • Public service in Agricultural Biotechnology

1982–1989 Dupont CR&D Laboratories Wilmington, DE

Senior Scientist/Team Leader, Applied molecular virology, Group Leader, Sustainable routes to chemicals
  • HIV protease inhibitors.
  • HIV gag protein antigens.
  • HTLV I diagnostic tests
  • Microbial synthesis of textile monomers
  • Chiral synthesis using enzyme catalysts

1976-1982 Biotechnology, University of NSW Kensington, NSW

Lecturer, Metabolic engineering
  • Microbial synthesis of amino acids
  • New ethanol technology with Zymomonas bacteria.

1968-1968 Commonwealth Serum Labs Parkville, Vic.

Biochemist, Vaccine production
  • BCG, tuberculoproteins, Brucella, Neisseria antigens


1965-1975 University of Melbourne Parkville, Vic.

  • Ph.D. Microbial Genetics.
  • B. Sc. Biochemistry and Chemistry.


Over 60 papers, patents, book chapters and articles, largely listed at


I am a member of the Citizendium Editorial council and an editor in Biology and in Agriculture

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