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Antony Basten

Professor Antony Basten

Emeritus Fellow

Professor Tony Basten is a clinician/scientist with a career spanning over 40 years. During this time, he has made a substantial contribution to our understanding of how the immune system is regulated in health and disease.

In 2007, Tony took sabbatical leave to spend time as a visiting fellow with Sir Gregory Winter FRS at the University of Cambridge, UK. Now, back at Garvan with the B Cell Biology group, he is continuing his work on the regulation of the immune system with a focus on the mechanisms that normally prevent unwanted responses (autoimmune and allergic); the ultimate goal being to devise novel ways of treating patients with these conditions.

Tony is a Non-Executive Director of BioTech Capital Limited and Apollo Life Sciences, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Human Genetic Signatures.


  • 2003Centenary Medal awarded by the Prime Minister of Australia for service to Australian society and immunology
  • 1996Rotary International Award for Vocational Excellence
  • 1992Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • 1984Rubbo Orator - Australian Society for Microbiology
  • 1982Commonwealth Centres of Excellence Grants in Australia
  • 1981Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
  • 1980Inaugural Wellcome Australia Medal for 'distinguished discovery and its demonstrated use'
  • 1979NHMRC Program Grants

Selected publications

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