Sir Alimuddin is being awarded the 2020 Mahathir Science Award in recognition of his exceptional, globally-acknowledged, health-policy relevant research, capacity development and advocacy contributions to the understanding of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and control of Tuberculosis, other respiratory tract infections and emerging pathogens with epidemic potential.

The group of Professor Hugh Possingham, Professor Kerrie Wilson and Professor Erik Meijaard is chosen as the winner of 2016 Mahathir Science Award for being the global leaders in sustainable natural resource planning and management. Through collaborations with government and other stakeholders, the nominees have had a significant impact on threatened species management, fire policy, and terrestrial and marine reserve design.

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…