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Biographical entry Nossal, Gustav Joseph Victor (1931 - )

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Born
4 June 1931
Austria
Occupation
Medical scientist and Immunologist

Summary

Sir Gustav Nossal was Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1965-1996 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.

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Events

- 1952
Education - Bachelor of Medical Science (BSc(Med)), The University of Sydney, Australia
- 1960
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), The University of Melbourne, Australia
1952 - 1954
Education - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB, BS), The University of Sydney, Australia
1955 - 1956
Career position - Junior and Senior Resident Officer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
1957 - 1959
Career position - Research Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
1959 - 1961
Career position - Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Standford University School of Medical Research, United States of America
1961 - 1965
Career position - Deputy Director, Immunology, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
1965 - 1996
Career position - Professor of Medical Biology, The University of Melbourne, Australia
1965 - 1996
Career position - Director, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
1970
Award - Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1977
Award - Knighthood
1989
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), Commonwealth Government of Australia
1994 - 1998
Chair - President, Australian Academy of Science

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Archival resources

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

  • Gustav Joseph Victor Nossal - Records, 1931 - 1986; The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Foundation, Achievements and challenges for Australian science: Distinguished Lecture Series 1993, Parkville (Vic.), 1993, 55 pp. Details
  • Nossal, Gustav, Diversity and Discovery: the History of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, 1965-1996, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic., 2007, 320 pp. Details

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Edited Books

  • Moyal, Ann (ed.), Portraits in Science, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1994, 209 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Anderson, Warwick, 'An "Accidental Immunologist": an Interview with Professor Sir Gustav Nossal', Health and History, vol. 16, no. 2, 2014, pp. 115-39. Details
  • Cunningham, Tony, Mackenzie, John, Nossal, Gustav and Rawlinson, William, 'Obituary: Professor Geoffrey Randolph Shellam', Microbiology Australia, vol. 2015, November, 2015, pp. 200-1. Details
  • Galbraith, Douglas, Sutherland, Struan and Nossal, G., 'William Reade Lane', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1974, no. 2, 1974, pp. 376-7. Details
  • Marchalonis, John J., 'Burnet and Nossal: the Impact of Immunology on the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute', Quaterly Review of Biology, vol. 69, 1994, pp. 53-67. Details
  • Nossal, G. J. V., 'Sir Frank MacFarlane Burnet (1899-1985)', Nature, vol. 317, 1985, p. 108. Details
  • Nossal, G.J., 'The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1965-1995: From Basic Research to Clinical Triumphs.', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 163, no. 11-12, 1995, pp. 599-603. Details
  • Nossal, G.J., 'Choices Following Antigen Entry: Antibody Formation or immunologic Tolerance?', Annual Review of Immunology, vol. 13, 1995, pp. 1-27. Details
  • Nossal, Gustaf J. V., 'The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research: 1915-1985', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 143, 1985, pp. 153-157. Details
  • Nossal, Gustav, 'Some Landmarks in Australian Immunology', Immunology and Cell Biology, vol. 69, no. 5, 1991, pp. 327-335. Details
  • Nossal, Gustav, 'Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, OM, FRS, Nobel Laureate, 1899-1985', Eureka Street, vol. 9, no. 7, 1999, pp. 22-27. Details
  • Nossal, Gustav J. V. and Parish, Christopher R., 'Gordon Leslie Ada 1922-2012', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 26, 2015, pp. 164-78. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.