Niel, Cornelis Bernardus van, 1897-1986

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Dr. van Niel (1897-1985) took his doctorate at the Technical University, Delft, in 1928. He joined Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station in 1929 as Associate Professor of Microbiology and in 1946 was appointed Herzstein Professor of Biology. His honors included two Guggenheim Fellowships (1946 and 1954) and the National Medal of Science in 1964. He retired from the Marine Station in 1962. From 1964 to 1968 he taught at U.C. Santa Cruz as a visiting professor. His research was concerned mainly with photosynthesis, photosynthetic bacteria, and bacterial taxonomy.

From the description of C.B. Niel papers, 1923-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702130323

Van Niel was a friend and neighbor to the Brookses when they lived in Carmel, CA.

From the description of Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1945. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 182776700

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creatorOf Niel, Cornelis Bernardus van, 1897-1986. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1945. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : "V" [surname] folder 1893-2002. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Addicott, Fredrick T. Frederick T. Addicott microbiology : notebook, 1937. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Horace Albert Barker papers, 1933-1997 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Niel, Cornelis Bernardus van, 1897-1986. C.B. Niel papers, 1923-1977. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Science Association. Stanford University, Science Association, records, 1894-1936. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Barker, H. A. (Horace Albert), 1907-2000. Horace Albert Barker papers, 1933-1997. UC Berkeley Libraries
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associatedWith Addicott, Fredrick T. person
associatedWith American Type Culture Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Barker, H. A. (Horace Albert), 1907-2000. person
associatedWith Bryson, Vernon, 1913- person
associatedWith Clifton, C. E., 1904- person
associatedWith Cohen, Seymour S. (Seymour Stanley), 1917- person
associatedWith Daniel, Beryl V. person
associatedWith Epel, Lois. person
associatedWith Hopkins Marine Station corporateBody
associatedWith Larsen, Helge. person
associatedWith London, Jack, 1876-1916. person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Porter, J. R. person
associatedWith Pringsheim, Ernst G. (Ernst Georg), b. 1881. person
associatedWith Stanford University. Science Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Stone, Hosmer W. person
associatedWith Waksman, Selman A. (Selman Abraham), 1888-1973. person
associatedWith Walkinshaw, Charles H. person
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Bacteria--Classification
Photosynthesis
Biochemistry
Microbiology
Algae
Candida albicans
Photosynthetic bacteria
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Birth 1897-11-04

Death 1986-03-10

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