Niels Kaj Jerne

1911 - 1994

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Niels Kaj Jerne, FRS (23 December 1911 – 7 October 1994) was a Danish immunologist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1984 with Georges J. F. Köhler and César Milstein "for theories concerning the specificity in development and control of the immune system and the discovery of the principle for production of monoclonal antibodies". Jerne is known for three significant ideas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niels Kaj Jerne has received more than 103,000 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Niels Kaj Jerne is the 125th most popular physician (up from 156th in 2019), the 697th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 872nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Physician.

Niels Kaj Jerne is most famous for his work in immunology. He is considered the father of modern immunology. In 1984, he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in understanding how the immune system recognizes and responds to foreign invaders.

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Among physicians, Niels Kaj Jerne ranks 125 out of 502Before him are John Eccles, Franz Joseph Gall, Virginia Apgar, Albert Sabin, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, and Johannes Peter Müller. After him are Santorio Santorio, Albrecht von Haller, Joseph Murray, Carl Wernicke, Francysk Skaryna, and Frederick Griffith.

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Among people born in 1911, Niels Kaj Jerne ranks 45Before him are Herta Oberheuser, Richard Baer, Trygve Haavelmo, J. L. Austin, Bernard Katz, and Odysseas Elytis. After him are Cantinflas, Louise Bourgeois, Vincent Price, Bruno Kreisky, Robert Taylor, and Henri Troyat. Among people deceased in 1994, Niels Kaj Jerne ranks 46Before him are Fernando Rey, György Cziffra, André Michel Lwoff, Jeffrey Dahmer, Pujie, and Jessica Tandy. After him are Jean-Louis Barrault, Sergei Bondarchuk, Jack Kirby, Roland Ratzenberger, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, and Julian Schwinger.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Niels Kaj Jerne ranks 697 out of 7,765Before him are Eleanor Marx (1855), Brian Eno (1948), William Carey (1761), David Brewster (1781), Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853), and Norman Angell (1872). After him are John McAfee (1945), Jeremy Brett (1933), Bobby Robson (1933), Margaret of York (1446), Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877), and Sarah, Duchess of York (1959).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Niels Kaj Jerne ranks 9Before him are Joseph Lister (1827), James Parkinson (1755), Robert Edwards (1925), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), Edgar Adrian (1889), and John Snow (1813). After him are Frederick Griffith (1879), Mungo Park (1771), John Langdon Down (1828), Alan Hodgkin (1914), Thomas Willis (1621), and Hans Sloane (1660).