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Rogers, George Ernest
[Papers relating to teaching and research in biochemistry...]

MSS 0026


George Ernest Rogers was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1927. He attended the University of Melbourne completing an BSc in 1949 and an MSc in 1951, after which he went to the UK on a CSIRO scholarship, attending the University of Cambridge where he obtained his PhD in 1956.

Rogers returned to Australia where he worked as a senior research officer in the Division of Protein Chemistry at CSIRO from 1957-62. In 1963 he joined the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Adelaide as a reader until 1977, before becoming a professor from 1978-1992. In 1998 Rogers was appointed as department head, a position which he held until 1992, after which he became an emeritus professor.

In 1995 he was asked to be the program manager of Premium Quality Wool CRC (1995–2000). A key highlight in Rogers' career involved making key findings in the field of hair research, looking at the molecular structure of hair keratin and investigating how to manipulate their properties through gene expression and regulation.

Adapted from the Australian Academy of Science


1. Papers relating to teaching and research in biochemistry at the University of Adelaide; in particular, the work of Thorburn Brailsford Robertson on Insulin.

2. Includes an address on the emergence of biochemistry in the Medical Faculty at the University of Adelaide (typescript), and letters relating to T.B. Robertson and insulin.

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