Jan Anderson (scientist)

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Jan Mary Anderson FAA FRS (13 May 1932 - 28 August 2015) was a New Zealand scientist from , distinguished by her investigation of photosynthesis. She was the first to show that the photosynthetic mechanism comprises two fundamental components: photosystem I and photosytem II.[1] Anderson was an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University.[2]

She received many honors and awards for her work, including election as a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 1987, and as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1996.[3]

She died on 28 August 2015.[4]


  1. ^ Professor Jan Anderson FRS - Shedding light on photosynthesis
  2. ^ Profile of Jan Anderson, from the Australian National University
  3. ^ Anderson, Jhan (1932-). Encyclopedia of Australian Science. (2003, 2011). Annette Alafaci. http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P004441b.htm
  4. ^ Jan Anderson

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