Professor Alan Cowman FAA FRS
Deputy Director – Science Strategy
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Professor Alan Cowman FAA FRS is Deputy Director – Science Strategy at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2011 and the Australian Academy of Sciences in 2001.
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. His work has identified new targets in the malaria parasite for development of antimalarials which are currently in development with Merck USA.