The Burnet Oration

The Burnet Oration was commenced in 1986 to commemorate the life and work of Sir F. Macfarlane Burnet, Nobel Laureate and one of the driving forces behind the development of the discipline of immunology in the Australasian region.The Oration is a highlight of the Annual Scientific meeting each year, and is sponsored by CSL Ltd. A link from the name of the orator will take you to a copy of the text of their oration.

Burnet Orators:

 

1986

1988

1989

 1986Prof Gordon Ada  1988Prof Gordon Ada  1989Prof Derrick Rowley

Prof Gustav Nossal
The Burnetian Legacy : Scientists as Citizens

Prof Gordon Ada
Vaccine development and delivery – the challenge of AIDS

Prof Derrick Rowley
Perception & reality in science

1990

1991

1992

 1990Prof Graham Mitchell  1991Prof Ian Mackay  1992Prof Kevin Lafferty

Prof Graham Mitchell
PhD to parasites in 25 years: results, discussion and acknowledgements

Prof Ian Mackay
Autoimmunity : Paradigms of Burnet and complexities of today

Prof Kevin Lafferty
Politics, personalities and the development of science

1993

1994

1995

 1993Prof Jacques Miller  1994Prof Robert Blanden  1995Prof Antony Basten

Prof Jacques Miller
Peripheral T cell tolerance revisited

Prof Robert Blanden
Three decades of immunological paradigms

Prof Antony Basten
B cells are T cells in disguise

1996

1997

1998

 1996Prof James Watson  1997Prof Patrick Holt  1998Prof Peter Doherty

Prof James Watson
Cytokines – from cell supernatants to the body

Prof Patrick Holt
Regulation of immune responses at mucosal surfaces : allergic respiratory disease as a paradigm

Prof Peter Doherty
Living in the Burnet lineage : viruses, tolerance and MHC restriction

1999

2000

2001

 1999Prof Ken Shortman  2000Prof Jonathon Sprent  2001Dr Maureen Howard

Prof Ken Shortman
Dendritic Cells : Multiple Subtypes, Multiple Origins, Multiple Functions.

Prof Jonathon Sprent
Cytokines and T memory cells

Dr Maureen Howard
Selection, adaptation and deletion in the biotechnology industry

2002

2003

2004

 2002Prof Suzanne Cory  2003Prof Rolf Zinkernagel  2004Prof Anne Kelso

Prof Suzanne Cory
Continuing Burnet’s legacy at WEHI

Prof Rolf Zinkernagel
On tolerance and reactivity

Prof Anne Kelso
Chance and necessity in the immune response

2005

2006

2007

 2005Prof Ian McKenzie  2006Prof Marc Feldman  2007Prof Chris Parish

Prof Ian McKenzie
The Nobel Prize, 1960 and thereafter : progress in transplantation and infection

Prof Marc Feldman
The beginning of anti-cytokine therapy : from anti-TNF for rheumatoid arthritis to ?

Prof Chris Parish
Antigen receptor sharing : a new paradigm in immunology

2008

2009

2010

 2008Prof Ian Frazer  2009Prof James McCluskey  2010Prof Chris Goodnow

Prof Ian Frazer
Cervical cancer : its part in my downfall

Prof James McCluskey
Genetic control of specific immunity by major histocompatibility molecules

Prof Chris Goodnow
Clonal selection, self-tolerance and immunity : Fifty years after the Burnet-Medawar Nobel Prize

2011

2012

2013

 2011Prof Bill Heath  2012Prof Phil Hodgkin  2013Prof John Fraser

Prof Bill Heath
Immune surveillance of the skin

Prof Phil Hodgkin
The Education of a Scientist

Prof John Fraser

A reflection on 40 years of immunology from down-under