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Adrien Albert, Ph.D.

Adrien Albert was born in Australia and went to London to earn his Ph.D. in 1937. He returned to Australia in 1938, taking a position at Sydney University. During World War II, he worked on synthesis of the antimalarial drug mepacrine and the antiseptic proflavine.

After a brief period at the Wellcome Research Institutio in London, Albert returned to Australia, as Professor and Head of the Medical Chemistry Department within the Australian National University in Canberra. He is well known for his work in heterocycles and the determination of their ionization constants. He was a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Professor Albert was the 1981 winner of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Smissman Award.

A detailed biography can be found at

ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry

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