Professor Alan Cowman

Professor Alan Cowman

Bid wins:
1st Malaria World Congress
1-5 July 2018

About:
Professor Alan Cowman FAA FRS is Deputy Director - Science Strategy at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Previously he developed a laboratory that studies malaria and also held the position of Division Head of the Infection and Immunity Division from 1999-2018. He has been awarded a number of Research Excellence Awards from the Australian National and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Currently, he has a Senior Principal Research Fellowship from the NHMRC. His work is aimed at understanding the function of proteins in Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of the most severe form of malaria in humans and to use this information for the development of vaccines and drug targets against this parasitic disease.

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