Frank Fenner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Frank Fenner

Australian virologist

Date of Birth: 21-Dec-1914

Place of Birth: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: 22-Nov-2010

Profession: physician, biologist, university teacher, virologist

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius


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About Frank Fenner

  • Frank John Fenner (21 December 1914 – 22 November 2010) was an Australian scientist with a distinguished career in the field of virology.
  • His two greatest achievements are cited as overseeing the eradication of smallpox, and the control of Australia's rabbit plague through the introduction of Myxoma virus.The Australian Academy of Science awards annually the prestigious Fenner Medal for distinguished research in biology by a scientist under 40 years of age.

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