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Professor Ian Frazer and Xiao-Yi Sun with Professor Frazer's wife Caroline and UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj
Professor Ian Frazer and Xiao-Yi Sun with Professor Frazer's wife Caroline and UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj

UniQuest congratulates The University of Queensland's Professor Ian Frazer on receiving his latest accolade - a prestigious European Inventor Award.

Professor Frazer was awarded the Popular Prize, which was decided by public vote and announced at a ceremony in Paris on 11 June.

Professor Frazer co-created the Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine with Dr Jian Zhou, and accepted the Popular Prize award with Xiao Yi Sun, Dr Zhou's widow.

UniQuest CEO Dr Dean Moss attended the awards ceremony, along with UQ Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Høj.

"I am very proud of UniQuest's association with Professor Frazer and Gardasil," Dr Moss said.

"The UniQuest team recognised the enormous potential of Ian's discovery and were responsible for the patenting of his research back in 1991.  We then drove the licensing of the technology in 1994 and, since then, have seen it develop into a product that is making an incredible impact around the globe.

"Ian is a gifted scientist and a serial inventor - we are honoured to be able to support him in translating his academic achievements into clinical outcomes that have the potential to make a real difference in our world," Dr Moss said.

 

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