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Chair of Entomology, University of Illinois : Prof. G. Fraenkel

Nature volume 162, page 288 (21 August 1948) | Download Citation



DR. G. FRAENKEL, lecturer in physiology in the Department of Zoology and Applied Entomology at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, has been appointed professor of entomology in the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill., to take charge of the newly founded sub-section of insect physiology. Dr. Fraenkel, who was educated at the University of Munich, was an assistant in the Department of Zoology in the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, during 1928–30. During 1931–33, he was Privatdozent in zoology in the University of Frankfurt. From 1933 onwards, he has carried out research in insect physiology and the orientation of invertebrates at University College, London, and the Imperial College. Dr. Fraenkel has held his post as lecturer in physiology in the Imperial College since 1938. Most of Dr. Fraenkel‘s researches have been confined to insect physiology, including reflexes, pupation hormone of flies, function of halteres of flies, properties of cuticle and respiration. Since 1940 he has made a comprehensive study of insect nutrition supported by the Royal Society and, later, by the Medical Research Council. During the spring and early summer of 1947 he was guest professor in the University of Minnesota, where he gave a course of lectures on insect nutrition.

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