Professor Ian Frazer

Professor Ian Frazer

Ian Frazer

Elected in 2004

Short citation at year of election

Dr Frazer has spent 15 years developing prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines, with particular focus on prevention and treatment of papillomavirus associated cervical cancer. He developed a virus like particle based vaccine for prevention of papillomavirus infection which has shown 100% efficacy in late stage international clinical trials. He also developed a therapeutic vaccine for cervical pre-cancer, which is in clinical trail in Australia, and has proven efficacious in a number of animal models. His basic research in tumour immunology has provided insight into the problems of inducing immunity to antigens expressed in somatic cells without associated inflammation.

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