Interview with the 1996 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Rolf M. Zinkernagel, at the 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 2007. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
Rolf Zinkernagel talks about the importance of good teaching and communication in the laboratory, how chance led him to work with co-Laureate Peter Doherty (14:24), the difficulties in creating a new vaccine for tuberculosis and HIV (22:24), and why informing the general public about controversial scientific topics relies on improving cooperation between scientists and the media (31:30).
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