Academy Fellow Ian Frazer wins award for Gardasil vaccine

June 16, 2015

Academy Fellow and immunologist Professor Ian Frazer has jointly won a prestigious international award for developing the world's first cervical cancer vaccine.

Professor Frazer and his late colleague, Dr Jian Zhou were awarded the European Inventor Award last week for the invention of Gardasil, a vaccine which protects girls and women from the cancer-causing human papillomavirus.

The annual award honours outstanding inventors who have made an exceptional contribution to social development, technological progress and economic growth.

The two researchers received the most online votes from the public.

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