Eleanor Dodson

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Eleanor Dodson
Born Australia
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Known for Computational modelling of protein crystallography
Spouse(s) Guy Dodson
Children 4[1]
Awards FRS
Website york.ac.uk/research/athena-swan/benefits/eleanor-dodson/
Scientific career
Fields Biology, crystallography
Institutions University of York

Eleanor Joy Dodson FRS is an Australian-born biologist who specialises in the computational modelling of protein crystallography.[2][3] She holds a chair in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York.[4] She is the widow of the scientist Guy Dodson.

Early life and education[edit]

She was born Eleanor MacPherson in rural Australia, the daughter of Scottish farmers. In 1958, she graduated with a degree in mathematics and philosophy from the University of Melbourne.[1][5]

Personal life[edit]

She was married to fellow scientist Guy Dodson until his death in 2012. They have four children: Vicki, Richard, Philip and Tom.[1]




  1. ^ a b c d "Professor Eleanor Dodson". University of St Andrews. 23 June 2010. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Wigley, D.B.; Davies, G.J.; Dodson, E.J.; Maxwell, A; Dodson, G (1991). "Crystal structure of an N-terminal fragment of the DNA gyrase B protein". Nature. 351 (6328): 624–629. Bibcode:1991Natur.351..624W. PMID 1646964. doi:10.1038/351624a0. 
  3. ^ "About staff - Professor Eleanor Dodson". The University of York. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Professor Eleanor Dodson FRS Department of Chemistry, Athena SWAN – Charter for Women in Science
  5. ^ a b "Eleanor Dodson –". Uppsala universitet. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Fellows". Royal Society. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "ECA Prizes". European Crystallographic Association. c. 2009. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013.