Eric James Denton

Eric Denton
Born (1923-09-30)30 September 1923
Bentley, Yorkshire, England
Died 2 January 2007(2007-01-02) (aged 77)
St. Just, Cornwall
Nationality United Kingdom
Occupation Marine Biologist
Awards Frink Medal (1987)
Royal Medal (1987)
International Prize for Biology (1989)

Sir Eric James Denton CBE FRS (born Bentley, Yorkshire 30 September 1923 - died St Just, Cornwall 2 January 2007)[1] was a British marine biologist who won the Royal Society's Royal Medal in 1987.[2] He was the Director of the Marine Biological Association Laboratory in Plymouth between 1974 and 1987. He graduated with an Ordinary degree in Physics from Cambridge, before pursuing biophysics research at UCL


  1. Brownlee, Colin (27 January 2007). "Professor Sir Eric Denton". Obituary. London: The Independent Newspaper. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  2. Clarke, M. R. (2009). "Sir Eric James Denton CBE. 30 September 1923 -- 2 January 2007". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 55: 59–76. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2009.0001.
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