THE vacancy in the chair of zoology at Queen's University, Belfast, created by the retirement of Prof. T. T. Flynn (see Nature, July 24, 1948, p. 135), has been filled by the appointment of Dr. R. A. R. Gresson, who took over the duties of the chair at the opening of the present session. Since 1931, Dr. Gresson had been lecturer in cytology in the Department of Zoology, University of Edinburgh, where he risen to the grade of senior lecturer and deputy head of the Department. Previously he had been assistant lecturer in the Department of Natural History, University College, Dundee, whither he proceeded after preliminary training in the Royal College of Science and Trinity College, Dublin, and graduation at the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Gresson's cytological research has been concentrated upon the description of the changes which take place in the extra-nuclear components of cells, and the elucidation of these changes, particularly in relation to developing germ cells and induced changes in secretory activity. His recent volume, "Essentials of General Cytology", published by the Edinburgh University Press (1948), is a text-book the conciseness and the illustrations of which will be appreciated by university teachers and their students.
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Zoology at Belfast : Prof. R. A. R. Gresson. Nature 164, 776 (1949). https://doi.org/10.1038/164776c0