AAS Appeal

Damage at AAS Dome

Urgent appeal

Digitisation of unique scientific archives

The Australian Academy of Science has been impacted by the severe hailstorms that crossed Canberra on Monday 20 January, exposing the Academy’s nationally significant scientific archives to hail and rain.

We need your support today. Your donation today will contribute to the urgent digitisation and preservation of this valuable collection. 

Select Digitisation of Scientific Archives below when making your donation. Donations are tax-deductible.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss other ways to support our appeal to digitise the archives, please call our Philanthropy Manager on +61 (0)2 6201 9471.

Information on Darryl Reanney sought

Donald Forsdyke of Queens University has sent this request:

As set out on a recent paper in Biological Theory, the microbiologist/philosopher Darryl Reanney, who I believe started off in New Zealand but did most of his work in Australia, advanced one of the earliest hypotheses on the role of introns when they were discovered in 1977. Apart from a TV interview he gave shortly before his death from leukaemia in 1994, there is little I can find on him on the internet. In particular, I would like a photo to add to the web version of my intron paper. If anyone in AAHPSSS can help it would be much appreciated.

Donald R. Forsdyke, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

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