Nossal, Gustav

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Nossal, Gustav Gender: M
Gustav Victor Joseph Nossal
born on 4 June 1931 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Bad Ischl, Austria, 47n43, 13e37
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
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Gustav Nossal
photo: scienceinmelbourne2007, license cc-by-2.0


Austrian-Australian scientist and humanitarian who is world-renowned for his contributions to the field of immunology. Nossal’s discoveries regarding the formation of antibodies are instrumental in the continuing battle against infectious disease. He is the author of five books and hundreds of scientific articles.

Born in Austria, Nossal’s family moved to Australia in 1939. He studied medicine at the University of Sydney and did his residency at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He continued his education at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne where he earned his PhD. He was an Assistant Professor of Genetics at Stanford University in America for two years and spent a year at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. The majority of his career, however, was spent at the Hall Institute where, from 1965-96, he served as Director, and he was a Professor of Medical Biology at the University of Melbourne. In 1996, he helped found "Foursight," a company specializing in scientific research and development.

Involved with numerous charitable organizations, Nossal was involved with the World Health Organization (WHO) for most of his career and worked diligently to improve global health. Beginning in 1993, he served as Chairman for the Global Program for Vaccines and Immunization. He was the recipient of numerous awards, such as the Albert Einstein World Award of Science, and in 1977, he was knighted. He was chosen Australian of the Year in 2000.

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  • Family : Change residence 1939 (Family moved to Australia)
  • Work : New Career 1965 (Director of the Hall Institute, 31 years)
  • Work : Prize 1977 (Knighted)
  • Work : Start Business 1996 (Founded scientific research and development company)
  • Work : Prize 2000 (Australian of the Year Award)

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B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Ph.D.)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Director 31 years)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups (World Health Organization)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Austria to Australia)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist (Humanitarian)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Director)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of medical biology)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Five medical/science books)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Numerous)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Discovered formation of antibodies)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession