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Timeline of key events

antibodies: Timeline of key events

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Date Event People Places Sciences
15 Mar 1854Emil Adolf von Behring was born in Hansdorf, Prussia (now Poland)von BehringHansdorf, Prussia (now Poland)Antibodies
24 Mar 1854Paul Ehrlich, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1908 born in Strehlen (now Strzelin), Prussia (now Poland)EhrlichGoettingen UniversityAntibodies, Immunology
1895Complement detected to be an accessory to antibodiesBordetPasteur InstituteAntibodies
1895Humans treated with antiserum prepared against human cancer. This established the principle of using serotherapy to fight cancerHericourt, RichetCollege de FranceImmunology, Immunotherapy, Oncology, Monoclonal antibodies
1897Antibody formation theoryEhrlich Antibodies
1900 - 1901Blood grouping observedLandsteinerUniversity of ViennaAntibodies
1901Blood groupings diagnostic developedLandsteinerUniversity of ViennaAntibodies
17 Sep 1905Merrill W Chase born in Providence, RI, USAChaseRockefeller UniversityAntibodies
1907First successful blood transfusionOttenbergMount Sinai HospitalAntibodies
1909Antibodies put forward as potential 'magic bullets' for medicineEhrlichRoyal Institute of Experimental TherapyAntibodies
23 Dec 1911Niels K Jerne was born in London, United KingdomJerneBasel Institute for ImmunologyImmunology, Monoclonal antibodies
20 Aug 1915Paul Ehrlich diedEhrlichGoettingen UniversityAntibodies, Immunology
1917Antibodies shown to form against synthetic antigens (foreign substances)LandsteinerWilhelminenspitalAntibodies
31 Mar 1917Emil Adolf von Behring diedvon Behring Antibodies
08 Oct 1917Rodney R Porter was born in Newton-le-Willows, United KingdomPorterOxford UniversityAntibodies
1926First pure antibody preparation madeFeltonHarvard UniversityAntibodies
1929First molecular marker, antigen, identified on a tumour, laying foundation for use of antibodies to diagnose and treat cancerWitebsky University of HeidelbergImmunology, Immunotherapy, Oncology, Monoclonal antibodies
01 Jul 1929Gerald M Edelman was born in New York NY, USAEdelmanRockefeller UniversityAntibodies
26 Apr 1932Michael Smith was born in Blackpool, United KingdomSmithUniversity of British ColumbiaRecombinant DNA, Monoclonal antibodies
1934 - 1938Antigen-antibody binding hypothesis formulatedMarrackLondon UniversityAntibodies

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