People: Two Immunologists Share First $100,000 Biennial Sandoz Prize

Max Cooper, director of the Division of Developmental and Clinical Immunology in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Jacques Miller, head of the Thymus Biology Unit at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, recently received a share of the first $100,000 Sandoz Prize for Immunology. The prize, to be given biennially by the Basel, Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company, encourages research in basic cellular, d

Colby Stong
Jul 8, 1990

Max Cooper, director of the Division of Developmental and Clinical Immunology in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Jacques Miller, head of the Thymus Biology Unit at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, recently received a share of the first $100,000 Sandoz Prize for Immunology.

The prize, to be given biennially by the Basel, Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company, encourages research in basic cellular, developmental, and clinical immunology. The winners are chosen by a nine-member international panel of experts in the field of immunology. Eighty percent of prize money goes to support the awardee's research programs. The remaining 20 percent is for personal use. According to jury chairman Rolf Zinkernagel of Zurich University, more than 100 scientists from around the world were considered for the prize.

Cooper, 56, was cited for his work in developmental immunology, in which he defined...

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