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Immune surveillance


Other groups at work at UCL
Avrion Mitchison Scientist
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Other groups there which perhaps I should have mentioned, which developed their own immunology, sometimes quite transiently, because the people involved moved on and I should have mentioned Mel Greaves and his important work on antigens as markers on leukaemia and typing of leukaemic cells. He started that in University College, very good work there, and because he was doing very good work there he was offered his own unit in the Chester Beatty which he took, and which he has run ever since, and he has done a wonderful job. John Owen did the same for the thymus. He did, while he was in University College, and beforehand, while he was in Oxford- did great works on thymus virology, but then, as happens, he was offered a Chair elsewhere, in Newcastle, and he moved on. And then, of course, there was your own work, which- very important work on the development of B-cells and how the immune system could be used, how to probe the- the activity of the receptor antibodies were expressed on the surface of B-cells.

Avrion Mitchison, the British zoologist, is currently Professor Emeritus at University College London and is best known for his work demonstrating the role of lymphocytes in tumour rejection and for the separate and cooperative roles of T- and B-lymphocytes in this and other processes.

Listeners: Martin Raff

Martin Raff is a Canadian-born neurologist and research biologist who has made important contributions to immunology and cell development. He has a special interest in apoptosis, the phenomenon of cell death.



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Duration: 1 minute, 32 seconds

Date story recorded: June 2004

Date story went live: 24 January 2008