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Authorised form of nameHaldane; John Burdon Sanderson (1892 - 1964); geneticist
SurnameHaldane
ForenamesJohn Burdon Sanderson
Dates1892 - 1964
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Oxford, England (05 November 1892)
Death:
Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India (01 December 1964)
ActivityResearch Field:
Physiology, biochemistry, genetics
Education:
Eton
Career:
Sir William Dunn Reader in Biochemistry, Cambridge University (to 1933); Head of Genetical Department, John Innes Horticultural Institution; Fullerian Professor of Physiology, Royal Institution
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
5/05/1932
Medals/Prizes:
Darwin Medal 1952
Lectures:
Croonian 1946
RelationshipsSon of John Scott Haldane (FRS 1897); nephew of Richard Burdon Haldane (FRS 1906); maternal uncle of John Murdoch Mitchison (FRS 1978)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1966 vol 12 pp 219-249, plate, by N W Pirie
References:
Roy S Porter, 'Medical futures' (The Wilkins Lecture 2000) in NR 2001 vol 55 pp 325-329
Sahotra Sarkar, 'J B S Haldane and R A Fisher's Draft Life of Karl Pearson' in NR 1995 vol 49 pp 119-124
Joan Mason, 'The Admission of the First Women to the Royal Society of London' in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 279-300
Krishna R Dronamraju, 'On Some Aspects of the Life and Work of John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, FRS, in India' in NR 1986-87 vol 41 pp 211-237, plate
Rose Scott-Moncrieff, 'The Classical Period in Chemical Genetics. Recollections of Muriel Wheldale Onslow, Robert and Gertrude Robinson and J B S Haldane' in NR 1981-82 vol 36 pp 125-154
Alexander G Bearn, 'Fading icon', review of Michael Bliss, 'William Osler: a life in medicine' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 268-271
N R Ingram, 'All that you can't leave behind' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 177-184
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/61606828
Royal Society codeNA6225
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
PB/4/8/21Correspondence with JBS Haldane1942
MM/18/37Letter from JBS Haldane to NW Pirie27 May 1963
IM/001835Haldane, John Burdon Sandersonnd
MM/18/36Letter from JBS Haldane to Mrs Dronamraju5 April 1962
MM/18/38Letter from the 'Daily Worker' to NW Pirie9 June 1965
MM/18/35Paper by JBS Haldane on the genetic effects of radiationc.1945
MM/22/47Letter from John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, [paper headed Department of Zoology, University College, London] to Sir Cyril Clarke26 February 1964
MDA/A/25/16/9Letter from J B S Haldane, Dept of Biometry, University College, Rothamsted Experimental Station, to A V Hill12 April 1943
MM/24/8Letter from John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, University College London, Gower Street, London, to Reginald Crundall Punnett, Bilbrook Lodge, Washford, Somerset22 August 1949
NLB/17/71Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Dr J L E Dreyer, Director, The Observatory, Armagh12 July 1898
RR/28/92Referee's report by Henry Hallett Dale, on a paper 'The effect of reaction changes on human inorganic metabolism' by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, Vincent Brian Wigglesworth and C E Woodrow[October 1923]
RR/10/24Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The air of sewers' by Thomas Carnelley and John Scott Haldane13 June 1887
RR/43/50Referee's report by William Cudmore McCullagh Lewis, on a paper 'The molecular statistics of an enzyme action' by John Burdon Sanderson HaldaneJune 1931
RR/43/51Referee's report by Arthur Harden, on a paper 'The molecular statistics of an enzyme action' by John Burdon Sanderson HaldaneJune 1931
RR/48/28Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The detection of linkage in human families. II.–One heterozygous genotype indeterminate' by Lancelot Thomas Hogben[November 1933]
RR/48/27Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The detection of linkage in human families. I.–Both heterozygous genotypes indeterminate' by Lancelot Thomas Hogben[November 1933]
RR/47/80Referee's report by Ronald Aylmer Fisher, on a paper 'Partial inbreeding in mendelian populations, with special reference to human cousin marriage' by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane and P MoshinkskySeptember 1932
RR/48/105Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The effect of population density upon rate of reproduction with special reference to insects' by D Stewart Maclagan[June 1932]
RR/52/40Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The detection of linkage in human families' by Felix Bernstein and Richard MacholOctober 1934
RR/53/74Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'Dominance in poultry' by Ronald Aylmer Fisher[December 1934]
RR/63/135Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'On the pattern of proteins' by D M WrinchFebruary 1937
RR/55/45Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'A study by statistical methods of the distribution of species in grassland associations' by Geoffrey Emett BlackmanJuly 1935
RR/58/40Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'Chromosome behaviour in the male ferret and mole during anoestrus' by P C KollerJune 1936
RR/57/98Referee's report by Lancelot Thomas Hogben, on a paper 'The linkage between the genes for colour-blindness and haemophilia in man' by Julia Bell and John Burdon Sanderson Haldane[January 1937]
RR/61/18Second referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'Heterosis and the inheritance of quantitative characters' by Eric AshbyMay 1937
RR/59/75Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The relation between variability and abundance shown by the measurements of the eggs of British nesting birds' by Ronald Aylmer Fisher[August 1936]
RR/59/77Second referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The relation between variability and abundance shown by the measurements of the eggs of British nesting birds' by Ronald Aylmer Fisher[December 1936]
RR/63/133Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The cyclol hypothesis and the “globular” proteins' by D M WrinchMay 1937
RR/65/239Second referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'Transference of induced food-habit from parent to offspring. Ill' by D E Sladden and H R HewerJuly 1938
RR/65/240Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'Transference of induced food-habit from parent to offspring. Ill' by D E Sladden and H R HewerMay 1938
RR/69/193Second referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'Control of nucleic acid charge on the X-chromosome of the hamster' by P C Koller1945
RR/68/76Second referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The relation between nutrition and exhibition of the gene antennales (Drosophila melanogaster)' by C Gordon and James H Sang[1941]
RR/68/75Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The relation between nutrition and exhibition of the gene antennales (Drosophila melanogaster)' by C Gordon and James H Sang[1941]
RR/68/238Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The development of the bristles in normal and some mutant types of Drosophila melanogaster' by Anthony David Lees and Conrad Hal Waddington[1942]
RR/70/192Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The theory of genetical recombination. I. Long-chromosome arms' by A R G Owen1947
RR/68/267Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'Evolution in plants by kaleidoscopic mutation' by John Christopher Willis[1942]
RR/69/98Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The theory of linkage in polysomic inheritance' by R A Fisher7 October 1946
RR/69/192Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'Control of nucleic acid supply in the hamster' by P C Koller1945
RR/68/407Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The ecological determinants of population growth in a Drosophila culture. I. Fecundity of adult flies' by Forbes W Robertson and James H Sang[1943]
RR/68/394Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The shape of the human being as a function of time' by Peter Brian Medawar[1943]
RR/68/408Second referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The ecological determinants of population growth in a Drosophila culture. I. Fecundity of adult flies' by Forbes W Robertson and James H Sang[1943]
RR/70/212Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The thickness of the myelin sheaths of normal and regenerating peripheral nerve fibres' by F K Sanders1947
NLB/65/430Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, KCMG, FRS31 October 1923
NLB/65/264Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, KCMG, FRS1 October 1923
NLB/68/590Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [John Burdon Sanderson] Haldane; Trinity College, Cambridge 10 September 1925
NLB/65/432Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Gowland] Hopkins, FRS31 October 1923
PB/7/1/2/22Correspondence with JBS Haldane1963
MDA/A/25/16/8Letter from A V Hill to J B S Haldane, Dept of Biometry, University College [Rothamsted Experimental Station]2 April 1943
IM/GA/WS/1396Haldane, John Burdon Sanderson1946
RR/28/107Referee's report by Henry Hallett Dale, on a paper 'The effect of reaction changes on human carbohydrate and oxygen metabolism' by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, Vincent Brian Wigglesworth and C E Woodrow[October 1923]
RR/57/92Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'Proteolytic digestion and the problem of the pancreas in the ammocoete larva of Lampetra planeri' by Ernest James William Barrington[September 1936]
RR/61/17Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'Heterosis and the inheritance of quantitative characters' by Eric AshbyMarch 1937
RR/62/105Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'On the pattern of proteins' by D M Wrinch[October 1936]
RR/63/116Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The external mechanics of the chromosomes VI—The behaviour of the centromere at meiosis' by Margaret UpcottOctober 1937
RR/9/117Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Contributions to our knowledge of the connexion between chemical constitution, physiological action, and antagonism' by Thomas Lauder Brunton and John Theodore Cash19 September 1883
RR/70/77Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The inactivation of an enzyme (carboxypeptidase) by X- and a-radiation' by W M Dale, Louis Harold Gray and W J Meredith1947
NLB/65/433Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Gowland] Hopkins, FRS31 October 1923
EC/1932/07Haldane, John Burdon Sanderson: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/53/103Referee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The experimental induction of melanism, and other effects, in the geometrid moth Selenia bilunari esp' by John William Heslop-Harrison[June 1934]
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