- NAME: Macfarlane Burnet
- OCCUPATION: Biologist
- BIRTH DATE: September 03, 1899
- DEATH DATE: August 31, 1985
- EDUCATION: University of Melbourne, Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, London, University of London
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Traralgon, Australia
- PLACE OF DEATH: Melbourne, Australia
- Full Name: Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet
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Macfarlane Burnet was an Australian physician and researcher who made groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of immunology and virology.
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Born on September 3, 1899, in Traralgon, Australia, physician Frank Macfarlane Burnet earned his doctorate at the University of London. He made inroads in understanding viral infections and led groundbreaking work in understanding human immunology, delineating the relationship between antibodies and antigens. Burnet won the Nobel Prize in 1960. He died on August 31, 1985, in Melbourne.
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