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 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…