Contact us
 
WORLD CULTURAL COUNCIL
 
 
Front / Site HomeMembers, Directive Board, ObjectivesAwards / Science, Arts and EducationWinners / Cultural CommunityNominations / Candidates RequirementsMemories / Award CeremoniesNews / Mantein Informed
 

WCC >> Winners - Science

Prof. Gustav Nossal

Albert Einstein World Award of Science
1990

Country: Australia
Place of Ceremony: 22 Nov 1990 Ceremony Site: Zurich
Field of Research: Inmmunology
Institution: Institute of Medical Research Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Walter and Eliza Hall

Prof. Gustav Nossal

ZURICH. SWITZERLAND NOVEMBER 1990. The World Cultural Council presented the 1990 Albert Einstein World Award of Science to Prof. Sir Gustav Nossal, Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Professor of Medical Biology at the University of Melbourne. Australia. The Awarding Ceremony took place at the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich which acted as host for 1990.

Among Prof. Nossal's many contributions to immunology, his discovery of the cellular basis of antibody formation proved to be the keystone for the general framework of thinking about the immune response now accepted by immunologists world wide. This discovery revealed how the cells of the body make antibodies, the protective proteins found in the bloodstream after infection or vaccination, which prevent re-infection with the same organism. Prof. Nossal also contributed to the understanding of immunologi­cal tolerance, which allows the body to manufacture antibodies to foreign microbes and other substances, but not to components of the body itself. Understanding of immuno­logical tolerance is the key to successful organ transplantation and better treatment of autoimmune diseases.

Prof. Nossal was born in Bad Ischl, Austria in 1931. He received his BS Medical in Bacteriology in 1952 and graduated Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1954 from the University of Sydney, both with first class honours. In 1960 he received his Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne.

He has received many awards and honours, among them the Phi Beta Kappa Science Award, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Fellow of the Royal Society of London and three honorary degrees. He has been a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science since 1967.

Prof. Nossal has published seven books which have been translated into several languages and has authored or co-authored over 400 scientific publications.

 
Related Links
> Winners of the World Award
   of Science
> Winners of the World Award
   of Education
> Winners of the World Award
   of Arts
 
 

Home | Committee | Awards | Winners | Nominations | Memories | News | Donations | Contact us

 

World Cultural Council info@consejoculturalmundial.org

Consejo Cultural Mundial, A.Postal 10.1083 - Col. Lomas de Chapultepec, C.P. 11002 México, D.F. MEXICO.

For package delivery please contact us for further details. Thank you.

Designed by Creative on line