Ian Frazer

Ian Frazer is a clinician scientist trained as a clinical immunologist in Scotland. As Professor at the University of Queensland he leads a research group working at the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia on the immunobiology of epithelial cancers. He is recognised as co-inventor of the technology enabling the HPV vaccines currently used worldwide to help prevent cervical cancer. He heads a biotechnology company, Admedus Vaccines, working on new vaccine technologies, and is a board member of several companies and not-for-profit organisations.

Ian was recognised as Australian of the Year in 2006 and appointed Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2013. He is current President of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and a member of the Commonwealth Science Council. Recently, he was appointed Chair of the federal government’s Medical Research Future Fund.

Ian Frazer appears with thanks to Academic Partner The University of Queensland.

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