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Biographical entry Frazer, Ian (1953 - )

Glasgow, Scotland


Professor Ian Frazer was trained as a clinical immunologist and renal physician in Edinburgh, Scotland. Frazer moved to Melbourne, Australia, to study autoimmunity and viral immunology and received clinical training at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. He was especially interested in human papilloma viruses (HPV). In 1985, he undertook a teaching position whilst also continuing his work on cervical cancer and HPV. In 1988, he was awarded a MD from the University of Melbourne. Frazer's collaboration with his late colleague Dr Jian Zhou, a molecular virologist, led to the creation of a vaccine which helps with the prevention of cervical cancer and HPV.

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