(Sir) Gustav Joseph V. Nossal was Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1965-96 and Professor of Medical Biology at the University of Melbourne. He is distinguished for his contributions to the fields of antibody formation and immunological tolerance. In 1996 he was one of the founders of Foursight, a company providing advice on R&D and science to companies, investment institutions, academics and government.
Born 4 June 1931. Educated Universities of Sydney (BSc (Med) 1952, MB, BS 1954) and Melbourne (PhD 1960). CBE 1970, Kt 1977, AC 1989. Junior and Senior Resident Officer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney 1955-56, Research Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1957-59, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine 1959-61, Deputy Director (Immunology), Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1961-65, Director 1965-96, Professor of Medical Biology, University of Melbourne 1965-96. President, Australian Academy of Science 1994-98. Research Medal of the Royal Society of Victoria 1964, Outstanding Young Man of the Year Award, Junior Chamber International 1965-66, Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1967, Burnet Medal, Australian Academy of Science 1979, Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1981, Fellow, Royal Society 1982, ANZAAS Medal 1982, Advance Australia Award 1987, James Cook Medal of the Royal Society of New South Wales 1995, Australian of the Year 2000 and numerous other international awards and honorary doctorates.
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