Arch Virol (2005) 150: 199–200 DOI 10.1007/s00705-004-0442-4 Obituary In Memoriam Fred Brown (1925–2004) red Brown FRS OBE, who was a major ﬁgure F in virology for more than 50 years, died at the th age of 79 on February 20 2004. Fred was born and educated in the north of England and throughout his life he never failed to display his Lancastrian heritage. After a brilliant career at Burnley Grammar School, where he was not only School Captain but also Captain of Cricket and Football, he was educated at Manchester University where he studied chemistry and took a ﬁrst class honours degree. His doctoral studies were in carbohydrate chemistry and his PhD thesis was entitled “Investigations into the chemical constitution and structure of some complex plant polysaccharides”. After receiving his PhD in 1948, Fred worked in Bristol University, the Hannah Research Institute in Scotland, and at the Christie Hospital in Manchester before moving in 1955 to what was to be his major career position in the Department of Biochemistry at the Animal Virus Research Institute in Pirbright, Surrey. He became the Head of the Biochemistry Department in 1964, and in 1980 became Deputy Director for Science of the Institute
Archives of Virology – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 1, 2005
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