[ASC-list] ASC pays tribute to Frank Fenner

Jesse Shore jesse at prismaticsciences.com
Mon Nov 22 07:16:25 UTC 2010

The Australian Science Communicators pays tribute to scientist Frank Fenner
who passed away today aged 95. Besides being one of Australia's leading
scientists he was an effective science communicator. 


One of his major contributions was working to develop the myxoma virus to
control the rabbit plagues. To allay fears of the virus being dangerous to
humans Fenner, along with his colleague, Frank Burnett, and the then head of
the CSIRO, Ian Clunies Ross, injected himself with the virus. His later
activity in communicating science was less dramatic but equally important as
he spoke out on many environmental matters. 



Jesse Shore

President, Australian Science Communicators, 2010

 <http://www.asc.asn.au/> http://www.asc.asn.au/ 



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