Elected: 1979
Discipline: Organismal and Environmental Biology
Dr Melvin Francis James Daft FRSE
Born on 19 January 1935, Dr Melvin Daft was educated at Welwyn Garden City Grammar School and the University of Exeter, where he graduated in Botany and subsequently obtained a PhD in 1961 and a DSc in 1978. He was appointed Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Botany in 1961 at what was then University College, Dundee, a constituent of the University of St Andrews. He was advanced to Lecturer in 1963, and after the establishment of the University of Dundee in 1968, was promoted Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences in 1973 and Reader in Botany in 1991. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1979.

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