Novartis Immunology Prizes 2004

McMichael, Andrew
October 2004
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Oct2004, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p230
Academic Journal
The article reports that the Basic Immunology Prize was awarded to Professor Ralph Steinman. In the 1970s, he identified dendritic cells as playing a key part in antigen presentation. Although there was some initial scepticism about their identity and role, it has become increasingly clear that they are central to nearly all immune responses. Their importance extends from basic immunology to clinical applications in transplantation, vaccine design and cancer. Ralph Steinman's work has been at the forefront in this field for thirty years. He has changed immunology in a remarkable way, and his work influences the daily activities and thinking of all immunologists.


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