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Encyclopedia > Rolf M. Zinkernagel

Rolf Martin Zinkernagel (January 6, 1944 in Riehen, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland) is Professor of Experimental Immunology at the University of Zurich. January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Riehen is a municipality in Basel-Stadt, a canton of Switzerland. ... Basel-Stadt (in German: Basel-Stadt) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland. ... Immunology is a broad branch of biomedical science that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms. ... The University of Zurich (in German: Universität Zürich) is the largest university of Switzerland, in the city of Zurich. ...

Together with the Australian Peter Doherty he received the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of how the immune system recognizes virus-infected cells. With this he became the 24th Swiss Nobel Laureate. Peter Doherty on a stamp released by Australia Post Dr. Peter C. Doherty (born October 15, 1940) is an Australian researcher in the field of medicine. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... A scanning electron microscope image of a single human lymphocyte. ... The Nobel Prizes (pronounced no-BELL or no-bell) are awarded annually to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society. ...

He received his MD from the University of Basel in 1970 and his PhD from the Australian National University in 1975. In addition to the Nobel Prize, he also won The Albert Lasker Medical Research Award in 1995. The University of Basel (German: Universität Basel) is located at Basel, Switzerland. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The Australian National University, or ANU, is a public university located in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The Albert Lasker Medical Research Award is one of a series of awards presented annually by the Lasker Foundation. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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The Health Report: 23 June  1997  - Nobel Laureate Rolf Zinkernagel (1388 words)
Rolf Zinkernagel: Yes, and there I think there are even two sides to the story: one is that such infections may cause destruction of our own selves, that then are picked up by an immune organ such as lymph nodes and spleen, and then triggers an auto immune disease.
Rolf Zinkernagel: One question we all have lived with for a long time as immunologists and infectiologists, is the quality of immunological memory, that is, once you've had measles you don't catch it again.
Nobel Laureate Dr Rolf Zinkernagel is in the Department of Pathology at the University of Zurich.
Rolf M. Zinkernagel Biography | World of Health (1023 words)
Rolf M. Zinkernagel was born on January 6, 1944, in Basel, Switzerland.
Zinkernagel's project, trying to monitor the destruction of bacterial cells preloaded with radioactive chromium-51, was frustrating because the method never worked properly on the bacteria--but it gave him experience with a number of experimental techniques that were to prove crucial for his Nobel-winning research.
Zinkernagel and Doherty demonstrated that this was true, and that the MHC antigens were necessary for killer T cells to tell friend from foe.
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