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Author Eichmann, Klaus, 1939-

Title Köhler's invention / Klaus Eichmann
Published Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (223 pages) : illustrations
Contents Ch. 1. A short history of the antibody problem -- Ch. 2. The immunological scene around Kohler -- Ch. 3. Kohler's entry into science -- Ch. 4. The quest for monoclonal antibodies -- Ch. 5. Cell fusion -- Ch. 6. Kohler in Cambridge -- Ch. 7. Back in Basel -- Ch. 8. The patent disaster -- Ch. 9. The Max-Planck-Institute of immunobiology -- Ch. 10. Getting Kohler to Freiburg -- Ch. 11. "Kohler's Max-Planck-Institute" -- Ch. 12. Human relations -- Ch. 13. Post-Nobel science I -- Ch. 14. Post-Nobel science II -- Ch. 15. Kohler's death -- Ch. 16. Magic bullet -- Ch. 17. The antibody problem today -- not quite solved -- App. A. Two lectures given by Georges Kohler to general audiences -- App. B. Prizes and awards to Georges Kohler -- Kohler's complete bibliography
Summary "Georges Kohler was one of the most prominent German scientists of recent history. In 1984, at the age of 38, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, together with N.K. Jerne and C. Milstein, for inventing the technique for generating monoclonal antibodies. This method and its subsequent applications had an enormous impact on basic research, medicine and the biotech industry. In the same year, Kohler became one of the directors of the Max-Planck-Institute for Immunobiology in Freiburg; his unfortunate premature death in 1995 set an end to his extraordinary career. Prof. Klaus Eichmann, who had invited Kohler to become his codirector, is one of the people who were closest to him." "This scientific biography commemorates the 10th anniversary of Kohler's untimely death. Kohler's scientific achievements are explained in a way to make them understandable for the general public and discussed in the historical context of immunological research."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-223)
Subject Köhler, Georges.
Immunologists -- Germany -- Biography.
Monoclonal antibodies.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005048131
ISBN 3764371730 (alk. paper)
3764374136 (electronic bk.)
9783764374136 (electronic bk.)