Event Details

Thursday, 15 March 2012
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
UQ Location:
Queensland Bioscience Precinct (St Lucia)
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Ms Rosalind Boulton
Org. Unit:
Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre

Event Description

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This is a celebration marking a new partnership between The University of Queensland and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research to undertake research within the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre.

The celebration will incorporate a seminar entitled 'An old enemy, a new battle plan: Combating malaria in the genomic era', which will be delivered by Professor Alan Cowman, of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Professor Cowman was the winner of the 2011 Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research.

Afterwards, in the foyer outside the auditorium, refreshments will be served, courtesy of VWR International.

Professor Alan Cowman is the Head of the Division of Infection and Immunity at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and is an NHMRC Australia Fellow. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Australian Academy of Sciences. Prof. Cowman received his undergraduate degree at Griffith University and completed his PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) in the University of Melbourne. He received a C. J. Martin postdoctoral fellowship from the NHMRC for postdoctoral work in the University of California Berkeley where he worked in the laboratory of Dr Gerry Rubin using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system. Following this he returned to WEHI and was appointed a Laboratory Head. 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. He has made contributions to understanding drug resistance, elucidating the mechanism of resistance to important antimalarials. His laboratory concentrates on understanding how the malaria parasite invades human red cells and the remarkable remodeling of the host cell. This is mediated by the export of over 200 P. falciparum proteins and these alterations play a key part in pathology and virulence.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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