Search the Collection

Lady Julia Gwynaeth Bodmer (née Pilkington)

(1934-2001), Geneticist; wife of Walter Bodmer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Geneticist and economist, Bodmer's groundbreaking research explored the relationship between the immune system and genetics. This played a key role in the discovery of the system of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and developed understanding and treatments of AIDS and cancer. After studying philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford, she became a statistician assistant at Cambridge University. She collaborated with her husband, the geneticist Walter Bodmer, with both joining the Cancer Research Fund in 1979 and establishing a laboratory in Oxford to research genetic variation in people. She was a founder of the European Federation for Immunogenetics and an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

 Like voting
is closed

Thanks for Liking

Please Like other favourites!
If they inspire you please support our work.

Make a donation Close


Related People


Comments back to top

We are currently unable to accept new comments, but any past comments are available to read below.

If you need information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service . Please note that we cannot provide valuations. You can buy a print or greeting card of most illustrated portraits. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Prices start at around £6 for unframed prints, £16 for framed prints. If you wish to license an image, select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Use this image button, or contact our Rights and Images service. We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.