Professor Peter Rathjen has been appointed vice-chancellor of the University of Tasmania. He is currently deputy vice-chancellor (research) at the University of Melbourne. Prior to that appointment, Rathjen was dean of science at Melbourne and before that foundation executive dDean, Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide. Rathjen has a PhD in biochemistry from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes scholar. He will take up his position 28 March.
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