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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 92,011 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Niels Kaj Jerne is the 156th most popular physician (down from 122nd in 2019), the 873rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 642nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular British 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

Among physicians, Niels Kaj Jerne ranks 156 out of 509Before him are Herta Oberheuser, Frederick Chapman Robbins, Ernst Gräfenberg, Magnus Hirschfeld, August von Wassermann, and George Emil Palade. After him are Francis Peyton Rous, Francysk Skaryna, George Minot, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Maurice Bucaille, and Pietro Andrea Mattioli.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1911, Niels Kaj Jerne ranks 58Before him are Robert Taylor, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Klaus Fuchs, Sergey Sokolov, Karl Silberbauer, and Herta Oberheuser. After him are Alfred Naujocks, Feodor Lynen, Nicholas Ray, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, Lee Yoo-hyung, and George Stigler. Among people deceased in 1994, Niels Kaj Jerne ranks 54Before him are Jean-Louis Barrault, Sergei Bondarchuk, Matt Busby, György Cziffra, Cesar Romero, and Richard Laurence Millington Synge. After him are Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Sebastian Shaw, Roberto Eduardo Viola, Rollo May, Robert Bloch, and Terence Young.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Niels Kaj Jerne ranks 873 out of 6,924Before him are Alexander II of Scotland (1198), Peter Benenson (1921), Francis Hutcheson (1694), H. H. Asquith (1852), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), and Julie Walters (1950). After him are Frederick Fleet (1887), Bernard Hill (1944), Alan Watts (1915), John Dryden (1631), Frederic Leighton (1830), and Thomas De Quincey (1785).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Niels Kaj Jerne ranks 11Before him are Robert Edwards (1925), John Snow (1813), John Langdon Down (1828), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), Frederick Griffith (1879), and Edgar Adrian (1889). After him are Alan Hodgkin (1914), Thomas Willis (1621), James Lind (1716), Mungo Park (1771), John Hunter (1728), and Henry Gray (1827).