Anthony Epstein

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Sir Michael Anthony Epstein CBE, FRS, born 18 May 1921 (age 102), was one of the discoverers of the Epstein-Barr virus.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1979 and was its Vice-President, 1986-1991. He was awarded its Royal Medal in 1992.

He was educated at St. Paul's School, London, Trinity College, Cambridge, and Middlesex Hospital Medical School.

He was Professor of Pathology, 1968-1985 (now Professor Emeritus), and Head of Department, 1968-1982 at the University of Bristol. In 2006 he was awarded a D.Sc. from the University of Bristol.

He has been an Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, since 2001.

He was awarded the Order of the British Empire|CBE in 1985 and knighted in 1991.

Epstein is a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association.