Bio21's Professor Leann Tilley receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Leann Tilley, from the Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology at Bio21, has just been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th international conference of BioMalPar, being held at EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany.  This conference highlights advances in Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite (BioMalPar) around the world.  Malaria remains one of the most significant global public health challenges, with more than 200 million clinical cases worldwide each year.  Leann has made major contributions to understanding the molecular and cellular biology of the malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, and using this understanding of the basic biology to develop new treatments for the disease.  The award recognises her research breakthroughs that have had sustained impact, as well as her contributions to mentoring and career development and her leadership in the international malaria community.

Please join me in congratulating Leann for this well-deserved honour!


Professor Michael Parker

Director, Bio21 Institute