Juda Hirsch Quastel #5767
Ook bekend als: Harry Quastel, bron: Jewish Chronicle, geboren 1899 Sheffield (UK), bron: Ancestry of Abraham Pimontel 1908 - 1971 (and related families), bron: Jewish Chronicle, overleden 15 okt 1987 (22 Tishrei 5748) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 87 of 88 jaar, bron: Ancestry of Abraham Pimontel 1908 - 1971 (and related families). Beroep: professor in de biochemie, bron: Jewish Chronicle
Obituary of the Jewish Chronicle of 30 October 1987.
The eminent biochemist, Professor Juda Hirsch Quastel, emeritus professor of neurochemistry at the University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada has died aged 88.
He was born in Sheffield, the son of immigrant parents, gained a scolarship to the Imperial College of Science, London and in 1924 was elected a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he began research in biochemistry.
While there he was president of the Cambridge Synagogue and helped to conduct the services. He was responsible for initiating the Friday night fish suppers for the students.
It was at Trinity that he first met Dr Chaim Weizmann, Israel's first President, who mentions his work for the Zionist movement in his autiobiography, "Trial and Error".
After Cambridge, Dr. Quastel went on to become director of research at Cardiff City Mental Hospital, where he established the foundations of brain biochemistry. In 1940 at the age of 39, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society.
During the Second World War he was "drafted" by the Agricaltural Research Counsel (where he was director of the Unit of Soil Metabolism) to work on food production and discovered a potent herbicide which has been of great importance in increasing the yealds of various cereal crops.
From 1947 to 1966 Dr Quastel was professor of biochemistry at McGill University, Montreal, and director of the McGill-Montreal General Hospital Research Institute. He then became professor of neurochemistry at the University of British Columbia where he spent the remainder of his career. In token of his superlative scientific work he was decorated Companion of the Order of Canada (in 1970), the country's highest Civilian award.
He travelled extensively on lecture tours and compiled over 300 learned papers in addition to writing a number of books.
Professor Quastel received many honours and awards internationally.
In 1927 he was awarded the Meldola Medal of the Royal Institute of Chemistry, in 1954 the coveted medal of the Pasteur Institute in Paris was conferred upon him and in 1974 he received the Harden Medal of the Biochemical Society (UK).
One of the honours he most treasured was his governorship of the Hebrew University. He also helped to found the Weizmann Institute of Science at Rehovot.
Dr. Quastel's wife of 42 years, Henrietta (Jungman) died in 1973. He is survived by his second wife, Susan (Ricardo), two sons and a daughter., bron: Jewish Chronicle
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Siene Ricardo #5764, dochter van Aaron Israel Ricardo en Rebecca Nabarro.
Ook bekend als: Susan Ricardo, bron: Ancestry of Abraham Pimontel 1908 - 1971 (and related families), ook bekend als: Zus Ricardo, bron: Ancestry of Abraham Pimontel 1908 - 1971 (and related families)
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