Nora ALCOCK Biography

Scottish plant pathologist. Name variations: Nora Lilian Scott Alcock. Born Nora Lilian Scott in 1874; died Mar 31, 1972; m. a professor of medicine, 1905 (died 1913); children: 4.

Performed laboratory work in Department of Physiology at University of London; worked in Plant Pathology Laboratory at Ministry of Agriculture in Kew Gardens and later Harpenden (1913– 24); served as plant pathologist in Department of Agriculture for Scotland at Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh (1924–37); was the 1st government plant pathologist appointed in Scotland; researched disease-resistant strawberries and supervised breeding program; pioneered study of seed pathology; made MBE (1935).