Professor Ian  Frazer

Professor Ian Frazer

Professor Frazer, a renal physician & clinical immunologist from Edinburgh, Scotland; came to Melbourne Australia in 1981 to pursue studies in viral immunology and autoimmunity at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. In 1985, he moved to Brisbane to assume a teaching post with the University of Queensland & was appointed Director of the Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research in 1991. He has taught immunology to undergraduate & graduate students at the University & has research interests in immune-regulation and immunotherapeutic vaccines for HPV (Papilloma virus) associated cancers. Now involved in revolutionary research, he is developing a vaccine/treatment for HSV-2 - the virus implicated in genital herpes. He is a past President of the Cancer Council Australia, Chairman of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation’s Medical Research Advisory Committee & Chair of the International Agency for Research on Cancer Scientific Advisory. Committee. He was named Australian of the year 2006.