27 May 1924 |
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
|Alma mater||University of Melbourne|
|Notable awards||Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture
Order of Australia
|Spouse||Dame Margaret Scott (m. 1953)|
He is the founder and Director Emeritus of the Howard Florey Institute, Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne, a consultant at the Baker Research Institute. Denton's latest book is The Primordial Emotions: The Dawning of Consciousness.
In 1987 he was awarded the Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture by the Australian Academy of Science for his lifetime's work  and in 1999 elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London  He was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2005 for leadership in medical research.
- "Hon degree to Derek Denton". UniNews. 18 September 2006. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
- "Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture". Australian Academy of Science. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
- "Derek Denton-Biography". Royal Society. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
- "Order of Australia Companion in the General Division" (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia Gazette Special. Commonwealth of Australia. 26 January 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2011.
- "The mind game". The Age. 8 Oct 2003.
- "Dame Margaret Scott, DBE" (PDF). Victorian Honour Roll of Women. 2001.
- "Derek Denton". In conversation. ABC Radio National. 8 February 2007. audio and transcript of interview
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