- Category : Virologist
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Obscuration 1
Alick Isaacs FRS (17 July 1921 – 26 January 1967) was a British virologist. He is best remembered for his work on interferon, having been Head of the Laboratory for Research on Interferon, National Institute for Medical Research, 1964–7. Joyce Taylor-Papadimitriou worked as an early career researcher in his laboratory. A collection of his laboratory notes is held at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.
Isaacs was born to Jewish parents in Glasgow. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Glasgow in 1954 and was awarded honours and the Bellahouston Gold Medal for his research on the influenza virus.
Awards and honours
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1966, shortly before his death.