By Prof. Dr. Klaus Eichmann (auth.)
Georges Köhler (1946-1995) was once essentially the most sought after German scientists of contemporary background. In 1984, at an age of 38, he bought the Nobel Prize in body structure or medication, including N.K. Jerne and C. Milstein, for inventing the procedure for producing monoclonal antibodies. this technique and its next purposes had a huge influence on simple learn, drugs and the biotech industry.
In a similar yr, Köhler turned one of many administrators of the Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology in Freiburg; his unlucky untimely dying in 1995 set an finish to his outstanding occupation. Prof. Klaus Eichmann, who had joined the institute as director in 1981, and had invited Köhler to develop into his codirector, is without doubt one of the those who have been closest to Georges Köhler.
This clinical biography commemorates the tenth anniversary of Köhler's premature dying. It describes his clinical and private biography, in accordance with 10 years of shut own dating among Eichmann and Köhler, in addition to interviews with many colleagues and acquaintances, together with his "Doktorvater" and mentor Fritz Melchers. Köhler's medical achievements are defined in how to lead them to comprehensible for most people and mentioned within the old context of the immunological examine on the time.