Albert, Adrien

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Albert, Adrien

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  • Professor Adrien Albert

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1907-1989

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Adrien Albert was Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University from 1949 to 1972. Prior to this, Albert was Acting Head of Pharmacy (1938) and lecturer in Organic Chemistry (1939 -1947) at the University of Sydney. During World War II the supply of pharmaceuticals from abroad dwindled so Adrien Albert, in conjunction with the Australian Army Medical Directorship, set up the production of these essential drugs in Australia. He was awarded a Commonwealth Research Scholarship to help fund this work. Almost immediately after the war ended, Albert moved to England to take up the position of Director of Research at the Wellcome Foundation in London. Two years later, Sir Howard Florey lured Adrien Albert back to Australia to work at the newly created John Curtin School of Medical Research.

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University of Sydney; College of the Pharmaceutical Society, part of London University; Medical Chemistry Department within the Australian National University

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medical chemist; pharmacist

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Prepared by Sarah Lethbridge on 9 November 2010

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