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The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize [eBook] : A Life In Science

Doherty, Peter2006
Is it possible to be passionate about politics, football or R&B and still be a creative scientist? In this entertaining and inspiring account, Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty offers readers an insider's guide into discovery science and the individuals who work in it. Starting with the story of his own career-its improbable origins in the outer suburbs of Brisbane, and its progression to a breakthrough discovery about how human immunity works-Doherty explores the realities of a life in science. How research projects are selected; how discovery science is resourced and organised; the big problems it is trying to solve; and the rewards and pitfalls of a career in scientific research: all these are explored in The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize. Doherty gives readers an insight into the issues that make him tick-including his belief that the mission of science is to help make the world a better place to live in. He also essays answers to some of the great questions of our age. Are Nobel Prize winners exceptional human beings or just lucky? Are GMO crops really dangerous? Why can't scientists and born-again Christians get along?
[Place of publication not identified] : Melbourne University Press, 2006
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Professor Peter C. Doherty AC was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine with Swiss colleague, Rolf Zinkernagel, in 1996 for discovering 'the nature of the cellular immune defence', and was also recognised as Australian of the Year in 1997. His Nobel discovery was made during his tenure as a Research Fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR).
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