1996 Nobel Prize

In 1996, Peter Doherty and Rolf Zinkernagel shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Biology for their discovery on the role of MHC class I antigens in the recognition of viral-infected target cells by CD8+ T cells and “MHC restriction”.

Nobel Prize 1996 – discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence

International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University