Ian Frazer


Professor Ian Frazer is a clinician scientist, trained as a clinical immunologist in Scotland. As a Professor at the University of Queensland, he leads a research group working in cancer research. He is recognised as co-inventor of the technology enabling the HPV vaccines, currently used worldwide to help prevent cervical cancer. He was recognised as Australian of the Year in 2006. He was recipient of the Prime Ministers Prize for Science, and of the Balzan Prize, in 2008, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 2012. He was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2013.


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