Professor Donald McManus (Vale)

Professor Donald McManus


Head, Molecular Parasitology Laboratory; NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Professor McManus’s research focuses on the global elimination of neglected tropical diseases, notably schistosomiasis, a parasitic worm infection affecting 200 million of the world’s poorest people, and putting a further 800 million at risk. He has decades of transformative-research experience and his multi-disciplined team has developed novel techniques and tools, including vaccines, to eradicate this centuries-old disease, which is responsible for major human suffering and significant economic losses. He is a Senior Scientist/Head of Molecular Parasitology at the QIMR Berghofer, and a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, who holds professorial positions at The University of Queensland and Griffith University.

Vale Donald McManus, November 2022

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