Thursday 15 June, 12-1pm
Seminar rooms 1 and 2, TRF
Professor Leann Tilley
BSc (Hons) PhD
Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor
Bio21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology Institute
The University of Melbourne
Professor Leann Tilley studied at Melbourne and Sydney Universities, and undertook postdoctoral fellowships at Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and the College de France (Paris), before beginning her independent career. In 2015, she was awarded the Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council to recognize her research on malaria pathogenesis and drug resistance. Her work has been recognized by the Bancroft-Mackerras Medal from the Australian Society for Parasitology (2010), the Beckman Coulter Discovery Award of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2011) and the Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research (2016). She is President of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Leann is working to bring imaging, biology, computational science disciplines together in a convergence approach to study the malaria parasite and to facilitate drug discovery.