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Biographical entry Cowman, Alan Frederick (1954 - )

AC, FAA, FRS

Born
27 February 1954
Occupation
Medical scientist

Summary

Alan Cowman is a medical researcher renowned for his work on protozoan infection, particularly the function of proteins in Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of the most virulent form of malaria. He made major contributions to understanding malarial drug resistance, with application for the development of vaccines. For most of his career Cowman has been at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research where he is Head of the Division of Infection and Immunity.

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1979
Education - BSc (hons) Griffith University
1984
Education - PhD, University of Melbourne
1984
Award - C. J. Martin Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council
1985 - 1986
Career position - Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
1986 - 1999
Career position - Research scientist, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
1988
Award - Wellcome Trust Australian Senior Research Fellowship
1990
Award - Burnet Prize, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
1993
Award - Gottschalk Medal, Australian Academy of Science
1994
Award - Boehringer-Mannheim Medal, Australian Society for Biochemical and Molecular Biology
1999 -
Career position - Head, Division of Infection and Immunity, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
2001 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2001 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Society for Parasitology
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in medical research
2006
Award - Lemberg Medal and Oration, Australian Society for Biochemical and Molecular Biology
2010
Award - Howard Taylor Ricketts Medal for Infectious Diseases, University of Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
2010
Award - Glaxo-Wellcome Australia Medal
2010 - 2014
Career position - President, World Federation of Parasitology
2011
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, London
2013
Award - Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation
2013
Award - Mahatir Science Award, Mahatir Science Foundation, Malaysia
2014
Award - Award for Research Excellence, Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists
2016
Award - Research Excellence Award, National Health and Medical Research Council
2018 -
Award - Senior Principal Research Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council
2019
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to the biological sciences, notably to molecular parasitology, to medical research and scientific education, and as a mentor

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