The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1984
Niels K. Jerne, Georges J.F. Köhler, César Milstein
Georges J.F. Köhler
Born: 17 April 1946, Munich, Germany
Died: 1 March 1995, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Affiliation at the time of the award: Basel Institute for Immunology, Basel, Switzerland
Prize motivation: "for theories concerning the specificity in development and control of the immune system and the discovery of the principle for production of monoclonal antibodies"
Name: Georges Jean Franz
Born: 17.4.1946 in München. German Nationality
Education and research experience
|April 1965||Abitur in Kehl, beginning of studies in Biology at the University of Freiburg.|
|January 1971||Diploma in Biology, work on repair-deficient strains of Escherichia coli and computer assisted instruction.|
|April 1974||Ph.D., University of Freiburg. Thesis work on immunological studies of the enzyme ß-galactosidase, carried out at the Institute for Immunology, Basel, Switzerland, under the supervision of Professor Fritz Melchers.|
|April 1974 to March 1976||Postdoctoral work in cell biology (lymphocyte fusion) in Dr. C. Milstein's laboratorium at the Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Work supported by an EMBO long-term fellowship. Publication: G. Köhler and C. Milstein (1975) "Continuous cultures of fused cells secreting antibody of predefined specificity". Nature 256:495-497.|
|April 1976 to present||Member of the Basel Institute for Immunology; Molecular and cellular work on lymphocyte hybrids.|
Member of the European Organization of Molecular Biology (EMBO), Honory Lecturer at the University of Basel, Switzerland, Doctor honoris causa of the University of Centre Limburg, Belgium, numerous awards, becoming director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Immunbiologie in Freiburg, Germany.
From Les Prix Nobel. The Nobel Prizes 1984, Editor Wilhelm Odelberg, [Nobel Foundation], Stockholm, 1985
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Georges J.F. Köhler died on March 1, 1995.
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