Science Group winner 2018
Professor Alan Cowman, FRS FAA, is one of the world’s leading scientists in malaria research. He has published more than 260 papers in top journals and been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences (2001) and a Fellow of the Royal Society (London) in 2011.
Professor Cowman is head of the division of Infection and Immunity and deputy director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute; a senior principal research fellow, professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne and a visiting professor at Harvard University. He has played a major role in the nurturing of scientists to move on to leadership positions and mentored many PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.
Most recently, Professor Alan Cowman and was included in the Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours List. He was awarded The Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to the biological sciences, notably to molecular parasitology, to medical research and scientific education, as a mentor.