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Authorised form of nameGale; Ernest Frederick (1914 - 2005)
Dates1914 - 2005
NationalityBritish
Place of birthLuton, Bedfordshire, England
Date of birth15/07/1914
Date of death07/03/2005
OccupationMicrobiologist
ActivityEducation:
Weston-super-Mare; St John's College, Cambridge (undergraduate (1936), posgraduate senior student (1939)
Career:
Beit memorial fellow, St John's College, Cambridge (1941); Medical Research Council Unit for Chemical Microbiology, became head on Marjory Stephenson's death; Reader in Chemical Microbiology, University of Cambridge (1948); Professor of Chemical Microbiology, Cambridge University (1960-1981); Herter Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (1948); Hannah Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio (1951); Harvey Lecturer, New York (1955); Meetings secretary (1956-1958), international representative (1965-1967) and president (1967-1969) of Society for General Microbiology; member of International Union of Biochemistry Commission on Enzymes (1957-1961)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election19/03/1953
Age at election38
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1962-1964
Lectures:
Leeuwenhoek 1956
RelationshipsMarried Eiry (died 2003)
SourcesObituaries:
Biographical Memoir 2007, Volume 53, pp 143-162 by P E Reynolds
Obituary in The Guardian (1 April 2005)
Royal Society codeNA4260
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1953/10Gale, Ernest Frederick: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/GA/WS/4441Gale, Ernest Fredericknd
MS/916Lecture notes by Gordon Elliott Fogg1938-1946
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