ICE Issue 9

25 The Israel Chemist and Chemical Engineer Issue 9 · January 2023 · Tevet 5783 History of Chemistry Articles Figure 1. César Milstein with a spinning culture flask containing monoclonal antibodies growing in a fluid, ca. 1990s. Image courtesy of MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Figure 2. César Milstein, left, at the award ceremony of the 1980 Wolf Prize in Medicine. Milstein is seen receiving the award from President Yitzhak Navon, Chagall State Hall, The Knesset, Jerusalem. Milstein’s father came with him to the ceremony. Milstein: “On that occasion, however, he could not stop himself when I gave my three-minute speech of thanks. This was when I mentioned that I was a typical example of a Jew of the Diaspora, the beneficiary of the determination of the parents that were willing to make all sorts of sacrifices to see their children in higher education. He jumped from his seat, came to the rostrum (the ceremony took place at the Knesset and I received the award from the hands of the President of Israel) and to my great embarrassment gave me a kiss! The audience, however, loved it.” [15] Photograph courtesy of theWolf Foundation. Figure 3. Invitation from commemorative booklet for the award to César Milstein of the 1982 Rabbi Shai Shacknai Memorial Prize Lectures in Immunology and Cancer Research delivered at the Hebrew University–Hadassah Medical School, Ein Karem. Three lectures were delivered: From Antibody Diversity to Monoclonal Antibodies; Monoclonal Antibodies and Cell Surface Antigens; and Monoclonal Antibodies in Research and Clinical Medicine. Image courtesy of Cambridge University, Churchill Archives Centre.