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Biographical entry Miller, Jacques Francis Albert Pierre (1931 - )

AO, FAA, FRS

Born
2 April 1931
France
Occupation
Pathologist

Summary

Jacques Francis A. P. Miller is Professor Emeritus at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) and at the University of Melbourne. He was Head of Experimental Pathology Unit at the WEHI (1966-1996) and is recognised as having discovered the function of the thymus. Miller and his PhD student Graham Mitchell proved the existence and function of T cells and B cells, which has significantly opened up whole new fields for the study of immunology, including the study of cancer, autoimmune disease, transplantation and HIV and AIDS. Jacques Miller continues to be one of the most respected research thymus biologists in the world and has received many, many accolades and awards including the Florey Medal 2000; the 2001 Copley Medal and Prize of the Royal Society, London; the 2003 Prime Minister's Prize for Science; and an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO).

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1953
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc Med) completed at the University of Sydney
1955
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Sydney
1956
Career position - Junior Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney
1957
Award - Reginald Maney Lake and Amy Laura Bonamy Scholarship for Pathological Research received from the University of Sydney
1958 - 1959
Career position - Gaggin Research Fellow at the Chester Beatty Research Institute, Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Cancer Hospital in London
1960
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of London
1960 - 1963
Career position - Lecturer at the Chester Beatty Research Institute
1964
Career position - Eleanor Roosevelt International Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA
1965
Career position - Reader in Experimental Pathology at the University of London
1965
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of London
1966
Award - Britannica Australia Award received
1966 - 1996
Career position - Head of the Department of Experimental Pathology (later renamed Thymus Biology Unit) at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Parkville, Victoria
1970 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1970 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1971
Award - Burnet Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
1978
Award - Sir William Upjohn Medal for distinguished services to Medicine, University of Melbourne received
1981
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
1985
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Melbourne
1990
Award - Inaugural Sandoz Prize for Immunology received
1990
Award - Inaugural Peter Medawar Prize received from the Transplantation Society
1990 - 1996
Career position - Professor of Experimental Immunology at the University of Melbourne
1992
Award - Croonian Lecturer for the Royal Society
2000
Award - Florey Medal received
2001
Award - Copley Medal and Prize received from the Royal Society, London
2003
Award - Prime Minister's Prize for Science received

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Journal Articles

  • Anderson, Warwick, '"The right time and the right place": an interview with Jacques Miller', Health and History, vol. 18, no. 1, 2016, pp. 137-58. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.