Awards & Winners

Jean Dausset

Date of Birth 19-October-1916
Place of Birth Toulouse
(Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France, Urban community of Greater Toulouse)
Nationality France
Profession Scientist
Jean-Baptiste-Gabriel-Joachim Dausset was a French immunologist born in Toulouse, France. He married Rose Mayoral in 1963, with whom he had two children, Henri and Irène. Dausset received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1980 along with Baruj Benacerraf and George Davis Snell for their discovery and characterisation of the genes making the major histocompatibility complex. Using the money from his Nobel Prize and a grant from the French Television, Dausset founded the Human Polymorphism Study Center in 1984, which was later renamed the Foundation Jean Dausset-CEPH in his honour. Jean Dausset died on June 6, 2009 in Majorca, Spain, at the age of 92.

Awards by Jean Dausset

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions.)


Wolf Prize in Medicine
(for discovering the HL-A system, the major histocompatibility complex in man and its primordial role in organ transplantation.)


Robert Koch Prize
Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For recognition of the effects of histocompatibility antigens in humans, and his continuing leadership in the application of this knowledge to such diverse fields as transplantation immunology and the study of genetically determined diseases.)