Elected: 1983
Discipline: Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor Charles Malcolm Brown FRSE
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Professor Charles Malcolm Brown, one of Scotland’s most innovative thinkers in the field of microbial science and technology, sadly passed away on 11th October 2011 at home in Balerno, Edinburgh. The eldest of three sons, Professor Brown, better known as Charlie Brown, was born on 21st September 1941 in Gilsland, a small village near Hadrian’s Wall. He often joked that had his mother been evacuated a few miles further north during the war, he would have been born on the ‘right side of the border’. His father was a blacksmith and was a soldier during the Second World War. After the War, his parents settled in Durham, where Charlie’s education began.