HPV vaccine pioneers up for European Inventor Award

PROFESSOR Ian Frazer and the late Dr Jian Zhou, inventors of the HPV vaccine, are in the running to win a European Inventor Award.

From a field of 450 candidates, the University of Queensland (UQ) pair is now among 15 finalists for the award that recognises inventors who use their “technical, scientific and intellectual skills to make a real contribution to technological progress and economic growth and so improve people’s daily lives”. 

Professor Frazer and Dr Zhou are also in contention for the Popular Prize, which is decided by public