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Michael Sela (1924-) is the W. Garfield Weston Professor of Immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
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Birth and academic career
Michael Sela was born in Poland in 1924. Today, he is an Institute Professor in the Weizmann Institute's Immunology Department.
Michael Sela is known for his research in immunology, particularly for research on synthetic antigens, molecules that trigger the immune system to attack. These work on Sela have led to the discovery of the genetic control of the immune response, as well as to the design of vaccines based on synthetic molecules.
He was among the first introduced the use of linear and branched synthetic polypeptides as antigens, and this brought about a better understanding of immunological phenomena.
For several decades, Sela have been interested in the possibility of fighting the autoimmune disease, experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) with synthetic analogs of the molecules in the myelin sheath of the brain which are capable of provoking the disease.
Awards and honours
Michael Sela has received several awards. Following are the major awards received by Sela.
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