The Curtin Medalist for Excellence in Medical Research for 2013, Canberra’s Centenary Year, is Nobel Laureate Emeritus Professor Rolf Zinkernagel. The Medal will be presented to Professor Zinkernagel for a Lifetime of Achievement at a ceremony at JCSMR. Professor Zinkernagel will then present a Public Lecture on his work entitled 'Why do we not have a vaccine against HIV or TB?'
Professor Zinkernagel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996 for his research, carried out in conjunction with Professor Peter Doherty at The John Curtin School in the 1970s. The Prize was for their discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence.
There is no charge to attend this event, however registration is required as the number of seats is strictly limited.
Please RSVP to:
Dr Madeleine Nicol
T +61 2 6125 2577