Diversity And Discovery

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute 1965-1996

Sir Gustav Nossal
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Diversity And Discovery

Published

1 February 2007

ISBN

9780522851175

Weight

790g

Size

242mm x 164mm

Imprint

Miegunyah Press

Diversity And Discovery

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute 1965-1996

Sir Gustav Nossal
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is one of Australia's foremost medical research centres. Over the past ninety years, its research into the areas of cancer, the immune system and autoimmune diseases has led to significant advances and discoveries that have brought untold benefits to patients worldwide. Between 1965 and 1996, the Institute underwent great, sometimes tumultuous, development and grew significantly in size and research scope. The then director, Sir Gustav Nossal, who at the outrageously young age of thirty-four became Director of the Institute, relates the story of these years in Diversity and Discovery: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute 1965-1996.

Under his directorship, scientists at the Institute have made impressive progress in their research into the onset of leukemia and advanced the understanding of combating malaria. As both a participant and a keen observer, Nossal brings to life the exhilaration—and the frustration of this revolutionary era in medical research.
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is one of Australia's foremost medical research centres. Over the past ninety years, its research into the areas of cancer, the immune system and autoimmune diseases has led to significant advances and discoveries that have brought untold benefits to patients worldwide. Between 1965 and 1996, the Institute underwent great, sometimes tumultuous, development and grew significantly in size and research scope. The then director, Sir Gustav Nossal, who at the outrageously young age of thirty-four became Director of the Institute, relates the story of these years in Diversity and Discovery: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute 1965-1996.

Under his directorship, scientists at the Institute have made impressive progress in their research into the onset of leukemia and advanced the understanding of combating malaria. As both a participant and a keen observer, Nossal brings to life the exhilaration—and the frustration of this revolutionary era in medical research.

About the author

Sir Gustav Nossal

Sir Gustav Nossal is one of Australia's most respected medical researchers and humanitarians. He was born in Austria in 1931 and along with his family emigrated in 1939 in the wake of the German occupation. The family settled in Sydney, Australia, where Gustav attended St Aloysius' College and studied medicine at The University of Sydney. In 1957, he undertook postgraduate work at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, later becoming Director at the extraordinarily young age of thirty-four. His research has focused on fundamental immunology and he has published widely in the area. He has attracted many supreme honours from Australia and the world at large. Notably, he was knighted in 1977, appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1989 and Australian of the Year in 2000. He remains deeply committed to humanitarian causes, including his work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization-a particular focus being childhood vaccination in the developing world.

About Sir Gustav Nossal

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