Niels K. Jerne
Canada Gairdner International Award
Nobel Prize Winner
In recognition of his contributions to knowledge of the cellular basis of the immune response. His formulation of the natural selection theory provided the first comprehensive model based on broad biological principles, and his discovery of a rapid, quantitative method for enumerating antibody-producing cells made possible a new approach to experimental studies of cellular events during immunization, both in his own laboratory and throughout the world.