Fenner, Frank John, (AC, CMG, MBE, FAA, FRS) (1914-2010)

Also known as
Fenner, F. (1914-2010)
Fenner, F. (Frank) (1914-2010)
Fenner, Frank (1914-2010)
Fenner, Frank Johannes (1914-2010)
Fenner, Frank John (1914-2010)
Field of activity
Virologists; Microbiologist; Virologist
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35080554
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-468266

Biographies

Frank Fenner was Director of the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra 1973-1979. Earlier he was Professor of Microbiology 1949-1967, and Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research 1967-1973 at ANU. Fenner was known for his work in the eradication of smallpox and controlling Australia's rabbit plague.

  • Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Adelaide
  • Education - DTM completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Served in Egypt and New Guinea as an officer of the Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Adelaide
  • Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE, military)
  • Career position - Haley Research Fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Career position - Rockefeller Travelling Fellow
  • Award - David Syme Research Prize received from the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Professor of Microbiology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), London
  • Award - Walter Burfitt Prize received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
  • Award - Mueller Medal received from the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS)
  • Career position - President of the Australian Society for Microbiology
  • Award - Matthew Flinders Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
  • Award - Brittanica Australia Award for Medicine Received
  • Career position - Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Career position - Director of the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
  • Career position - Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences
  • Career position - Chairman of the Global Commission for the Certification of Smallpox Eradication, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Award - ANZAAS Medal received (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science)
  • Award - ANZAC Peace Prize received
  • Career position - Emeritus Professor and Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra
  • Career position - Chairman of the Committee on Orthopoxvirus Infections, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Career position - Florey Lecture given at the Royal Society, London
  • Award - Burnet Lecture presented to the Australian Academy of Science
  • Award - Japan Prize received
  • Award - WHO Medal received
  • Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
  • Career position - Frank Fenner Medal established to honour the most outstanding PhD thesis submitted each year in the John Curtin School of Medical Research
  • Award - Copley Medal received from the Royal Society, London
  • Award - Senior Australian Achiever of the Year award received
  • Award - Albert Einstein World Award for Science received
  • Award - Clunies Ross Lifetime Contribution Award received

View the full record at Encyclopedia of Australian Science

In 1980, Frank Fenner made one of the most momentous announcements in the history of human health. Smallpox – which had plagued mankind since the time of the pharaohs – had been eradicated.

View the full record at Obituaries Australia

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

Resources for Frank John Fenner

Selected resources (46)

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Fenner, Frank John
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Mulvaney, John
    Published: 2005
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 16, 2, 249-251
  3. Interview with Professor Frank Fenner
    Blythe, Max
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2002
    Series: Interviews with Australian scientists
  4. The man who killed smallpox dies at 95
    Smith, Bridie
    Published: 2010
    Series: The Age
  5. Frank Fenner, who eradicated smallpox and ended rabbit plague, dead at 95
    Dayton, Leigh
    Published: 2010
    Series: The Australian
  6. Frank Fenner, Enemy of Rabbite, Dies
    Published: 2010
    Series: ABC Rural News
  7. Frank Fenner - helped eradicate smallpox
    Published: 1997
    Series: The 1997 Australian Science Festival
  8. Fenner, Frank John - Ms 143
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1994
    Series: Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings
  9. History of Microbiology in Australia
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: Australian Society for Microbiology, Melbourne, 1990
  10. Medicine and Medical Science
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: Australian Studies Centre, London, 1988
    Series: The Australian Contribution to Britain: Papers of a Conference at the Royal Society, 7-8 June 1988, 20-40
  11. Scientific Societies in Australia. The Australian Academy of Science
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: 1960
    Series: The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings, 27, July, 289-294
  12. Interview with Professor Gordon Ada
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2002
    Series: Interviews with Australian scientists
  13. Interview with Dr Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2002
    Series: Interviews with Australian scientists
  14. Frank Macfarlane Burnet, 1899-1985
    Fenner, F.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 1, 39-77
  15. Smallpox, 'the most dreadful scourage of the human species'
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: 1984
    Series: Medical Journal of Australia, 728-735
  16. Frank Macfarlane Burnet, 3 September 1899 - 31 August 1985, elected F.R.S. 1942
    Fenner, F. J.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Biographical Memoirs Fellows of the Royal Society, 33, 101-62
  17. The Production of Antibodies
    Burnet, Frank Macfarlane; Fenner, Frank
    Published: Science Tech, London, 1988
    Series: Milestones in Immunology: A Historical Exploration, 181-184
  18. The history of the John Curtin School of Medical Research: a centre for research and postgraduate education in the basic medical sciences
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: 1971
    Series: Medical Journal of Australia, 1971, v.2, 24 July, 177-86
  19. Interview with Professor Jacques Miller
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1999
    Series: Interviews with Australian scientists
  20. Interview with Professor Stephen Boyden
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2003
    Series: Interviews with Australian scientists
  21. The John Curtin School of Medical Research: the First Fifty Years, 1948-1998
    Fenner, Frank and Curtis, David
    Published: Brolga Press, Gundaroo, New South Wales, 2001
  22. The first forty years
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, 1995
  23. The First Fifty Years
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, 2005
  24. The First Twenty-five Years; the Australian Academy of Science [1954-1979]
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: The Academy, Canberra, 1980
  25. Nature, Nurture and Chance: the Lives of Frank and Charles Fenner
    FENNER, Frank
    Published: ANU E Press, Canberra, 2006
  26. Ward, Hugh Kingsley (1887-1972), Bacteriologist
    Fenner, Frank; De Burgh, P.M.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 16, 488-489
  27. Adventures with Pox Viruses of Vertebrates
    Fenner, F.
    Published: 2000
    Series: FEMS Microbiology Review, 24, 2, 123-133
  28. Herbert Cole Coombs 1906-1997
    Fenner, Frank and Harris, S.F.
    Published: 2000
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 13, 1, 67-81
  29. Florey, Howard Walter, Baron Florey of Adelaide and Marston (1898-1968), medical scientist
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 14, 188-190
  30. Fairley, Sir Neil Hamilton (1891-1966), Physician, Medical Scientist and Army Officer
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 14, 128-131
  31. Biological Control of Vertebrate Pests: the History of Myxomatosis, an Experiment in Evolution
    Fenner, Frank and Fantini, B.
    Published: CABI Publishing, Wallingford, 1999
  32. Obituary: Howard Walter Florey: Baron of Adelaide and Marston
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: 1968
    Series: Australian Journal of Science, 31, 1, 37-39
  33. Gottschalk, Alfred (1894-1973), Medical Scientist
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 14, 302-303
  34. The Australian Academy of Science: the First 50 Years
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: 2008
    Series: Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 62, 321-30
  35. The Military Spur to Australian Medical Research
    Anderson, Warwick
    Published: 2013
    Series: Health and History, 15, 1, 80-103
  36. In Memoriam: Frank Fenner (1914-2011)
    Murphy, Frederick A.
    Published: 2011
    Series: Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17, 759-62
  37. In Memoriam: Frank Fenner (1914-2011)
    Murphy, Frederick A.
    Published: 2011
    Series: Archives of Virology, 156, 363-7
  38. Remembering Frank Fenner
    Hodgkin, Philip D.
    Published: 2011
    Series: Immunology and Cell Biology, 89, 497-8
  39. Frank Fenner, AC, CMG, MBE, FAA, FRS
    Brett-Crowther, Michael
    Published: 2011
    Series: International Journal of Environmental Studies, 68, 141-3
  40. The Global Eradication of Smallpox and the Work of Frank Fenner
    George, C. R. Robert and Rawlinson, William
    Published: 2014
    Series: Microbiology Australia, 35, 3, 165-8
  41. Frank John Fenner FAA, 21 December 1914 - 22 November 2010
    Boyden, Stephen, Blanden, Robert and Mims, Cedric
    Published: 2013
    Series: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows: Royal Society of London, 59, 125-44
  42. Frank John Fenner 1914-2010
    Boyden, Stephen, Blanden, Robert and Mims, Cedric
    Published: 2013
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 24, 109-33
  43. Australian malariology during World War II (part 3 of "Pioneers of Australian military malariology"
    Howie-Willis, Ian
    Published: 2017
    Series: Journal of Military and Veteran's History, 25, 2, 46-68
  44. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000
  45. Albert Lloyd George Rees 1916-1989
    Walsh, A. and Willis, J. B.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 1, 31-47
  46. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012

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