Celebrating Sir Gustav Nossal’s 90th birthday

Celebrating Sir Gustav Nossal’s 90th birthday

Sir Gustav Nossal AC

This year WEHI celebrates a special anniversary: the 90th birthday of Sir Gustav Nossal AC, our Honorary Governor and Patron, and former director (1965–1996). 

One of Australia’s most distinguished scientists, as well as a gifted science communicator, Gus has made an enormous contribution to medical research and to Australian cultural life.  

Wish Gus a happy birthday 

We know Gus has many friends and admirers, near and far. We invite you to leave a message for Gus in our virtual birthday card, which will be printed and presented to Gus later this year. 

Share your photos of Gus

We are currently collating photos from Gus’s life and we're calling on the WEHI community to help. We will choose select images to display on this page, and may also display these images at events and activities celebrating Gus's 90th birthday, including photographic or video materials, on social media or other WEHI materials.


In his 31 years as director, Gus transformed WEHI into a dynamic, internationally renowned institute, expanding WEHI’s size and research scope, and attracting the best scientific minds from around the world.