Colman, Peter Malcolm, (AC FAA FRS FTSE) (1944-)

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Colman, Peter Malcolm (1944-)
Field of activity
Biologist; Virologist; Medical chemist; Biomolecular engineer
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https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1491927

Biographies

Peter Colman is a biologist and protein specialist whose research interests are in structural biology. He was an integral member of the CSIRO team that defined the structure of the influenza virus in 1983. This discovery made possible the formulation of the first drugs to be effective against all strains of influenza, Relenza® and Tamiflu™. In 2001 he left the CSIRO and established the Structural Biology Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of which he remains head of staff in 2012.

  • Award - Philips prize for Honours Physics in 1965, University of Adelaide
  • Education - BSc, University of Adelaide
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oregon, United States of America
  • Career position - Post Doctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, Munich
  • Award - Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship to study with Professor Hans Freeman at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Embo Fellow, Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany
  • Career position - Principal Researcher, National Health and Medical Research Council, University of Sydney
  • Career position - Research Officer, CSIRO Division of Protein Chemistry, Parkville
  • Award - Inaugural Frederick White Prize, Australian Academy of Science
  • Career position - Member, National Committee for Biophysics, Australian Academy of Science
  • Award - Medal for Research Achievement, CSIRO
  • Career position - Founding Member of the Board of Directors of Biota Holdings Ltd
  • Award - Royal Society of Victoria Medal
  • Career position - Member, Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network
  • Award - Lemberg Lecturer and Medallist, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Career position - Professorial Associate, University of Melbourne
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
  • Career position - Foundation Chief of the CSIRO Division of Biomolecular Engineering
  • Career event - Foundation Director of the Biomedical Research Institute
  • Career position - Member, Board of Directors, Gene Shears Pty Ltd
  • Career position - Member, National Committee for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Australian Academy of Science
  • Career position - Member, Sectional & Committee (Cellular and Molecular Biology Fellowship), Australian Academy of Science
  • Award - Burnet Medallist and Lecturer, Australian Academy of Science
  • Career position - Council Member (representing biological sciences), Australian Academy of Science
  • Award - Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lectureship, Australian academy of Science
  • Award - Australia Prize for excellence in pharmaceutical design (shared)
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Career position - Founding Member of the Board of Directors of Starpharma Ltd
  • Career position - Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Adjunct Professor, La Trobe University
  • Award - James Cook Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
  • Career position - Member, National Committee for Crystallography, Australian Academy of Science
  • Award - DSc (honoris causa), University of Sydney
  • Career position - Board Member, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health
  • Career position - Head of the Structural Biology Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville
  • Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in structural biology
  • Career position - Fraser Fellowship, Cancer Council of Victoria
  • Career position - National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellow
  • Career position - Member, National Committee for Crystallography, Australian Academy of Science
  • Award - Mayne Florey Medal, Australian Institute of Political Science
  • Career position - Member, Executive Committee, International Union of Crystallography
  • Career position - Member, Sectional 3 Committee (Chemistry Fellowship), Australian Academy of Science
  • Award - Victoria Prize, Victorian Government
  • Career position - Vice-President, International Union of Crystallography
  • Career position - Board Member, Australian Synchroton
  • Award - Honorary Doctorate, University of Adelaide
  • Award - Bragg Medal, Society of Crystallographers in Australian and New Zealand
  • Career position - Member, Sectional 3 Committee (Chemistry Fellowship), Australian Academy of Science
  • Award - Fellow, Royal Society, London
  • Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to medical research, particularly in the fields of structural biology and medicinal chemistry, as a leader in the commercial translation of scientific discoveries, to professional organisations, and as a mentor of young scientists

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Colman, Peter Malcolm
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Peter Malcolm Colman
    Ward, C.
    Published: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia
  3. Colin Wesley Ward 1943 - 2017
    Colman, Peter M. and Burgess, Anthony W.
    Published: 2018
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 29, 2, 191-200

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