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Jean Dausset

Jean Dausset

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1980
Nobel co-recipients: Baruj Benacerraf, George D. Snell

Award: "for their discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions."

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Jean Dausset used the Nobel Prize money to establish Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humain (CEPH; Human Polymorphism Study Center). Now it is named Foundation Jean Dausset-CEPH. It is located in Paris, France.

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Photo: Dutch Nat'l Archives. Painting Tim Tompkins - PaintHistory.com

Name: Jean Dausset
Birth: 19 October 1916, Toulouse, France
Death: 6 June 2009, Palma, Majorca, Spain
Institution: Université de Paris, Laboratoire Immuno-Hématologie, Paris, France
Award: "for their discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions."
Portion of Cash: 1/3
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