Full name:   Professor Hugh Possingham, Professor Kerrie Wilson & Professor Erik Meijaard  Date of Birth:   – Affiliations (at the time of the award):   Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) Field:   Natural Resource Management Summary of body of work recognised by MSA:   The group of Professor Hugh…

Full name:   Professor Dr Rita Colwell  Date of Birth:   23 November 1934 Affiliations (at the time of the award):   Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland, USA Field:   Marine Microbiology/Bacteriology/ Oceanography/Genetics Summary of body of work recognised by MSA:   Professor Dr Rita Colwell is being considered for the 2015 Mahathir Science…

Full name:   Professor Alan Cowman Date of Birth:   27 December 1954 Affiliations (at the time of the award):   Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Field:   Parasitology/Cell Biology Summary of body of work recognised by MSA:   Professor Alan Cowman is being considered for the 2013 Mahathir Science Award in recognition of…

Full name:   Professor James M. Kelly Date of Birth:   25 May 1935 Affiliations (at the time of the award):   Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of California in Berkeley Field:   Civil and Environmental Engineering Summary of body of work recognised by MSA:   The…

Full name:   Professor Yuan LongPing Date of Birth:   7 September 1930 Affiliations (at the time of the award):   Professor, Director General of Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Field:   Agriculture Summary of body of work recognised by MSA:   The 2011 Mahathir Science Award is awarded to Professor Yuan LongPing in recognition of…

Full name:   Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Date of Birth:   1929 Affiliations (at the time of the award):   – Field:   Forestry & Environment, Forestry Biotechnology, Forest Products, Forest Biodiversity, Natural Products, Economic & Strategic Analysis Summary of body of work recognised by MSA:   The Academy of Sciences Malaysia is awarding…

Full name:   Gurdev Singh Khush Date of Birth:   August 22,1935 Affiliations (at the time of the award):   Adjunct Professor, University of California, Davis CA 95616-7008, USA Field:   Genetics and Plant Breeding Summary of body of work recognised by MSA:    Dr. G.S. Khush is world’s premier rice breeder. He led the…

Full name:   PROFESSOR JOSEPH SRIYAL MALIK PEIRIS Date of Birth:   10 November 1949 Affiliations (at the time of the award):   Chair Professor of Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong Field:   Microbiology Summary of body of work recognised by MSA:   This award is conferred as recognition for his discovery of…

Full name:   Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia Date of Birth:   1964 Affiliations (at the time of the award):   – Field:   Medical and Health Sciences Summary of body of work recognised by MSA:   The Academy of Sciences Malaysia decided to confer the Mahathir Science Award 2006 to the Faculty…

Full name:   Professor Dr. John Sheppard Mackenzie Date of Birth:   Affiliations (at the time of the award):   Premier’s Fellow and Professor of Tropical Infectious Diseases at the Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Australia Field:   Tropical Infectious Disease Summary of body of work recognised by MSA:   Through continued…