In the Australian scene, Alex was the Chairman of the first meeting that established the Australian Society for Biophysics as an entity separate from the Australian Institute of Physics in 1975, and served as its President in 1978–1979. Alex produced over 115 major publications, with many in high-profile journals, such as Nature, Science, and the Biophysical Journal. However, he made a special effort to publish in Australian journals, his rational being that if enough good papers were published in them, the journals would attract international attention. Alex was an unassuming man. He read widely, and his thinking was frequently solidly based. He was precise in the use of words, and
I marvelled at the concise way he wrote. He is fondly remembered for his sharp insight, remarkable technical know-how, quick wit and, above all, his infectious passion for science largely driven by a curiosity about electrical events in plant cells. Acknowledgments I am very
Lazertinib concentration grateful to Jan Anderson, Jim Barber, Vivien Hope, Ross Lilley and Bruce Scott for helpful comments on the draft manuscript. Finally, I treasure the supervision and mentoring that Alex Hope gave me in my career. References Barry PH (2009) Reminiscences of work with Alex Hope: the movement of water and ions in giant algal cells, 1963–1967. Eur Biophys J 39:179–selleck screening library 184CrossRefPubMed Barry PH, Coster HGL, Selleckchem S3I-201 Chow WS (2009) Biographical memoir: Alexander Beaumont Hope, Australian biophysicist, 1928–2008. Eur Biophys J 39:175–178CrossRefPubMed Briggs GE, Hope AB, Robertson RN (1961) Electrolytes and plant cells. Blackwell, Oxford Chow WS, Hope AB (1976) Light-induced pH gradients in isolated spinach chloroplasts. Aust J Plant Physiol 3:141–152CrossRef Chow WS, Hope AB (1998) The electrochromic signal, redox reactions in the cytochrome bf complex and photosystem functionality in photoinhibited tobacco
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