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Doctor Jo-Anne Chan

Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Joanne Chan

After completing her Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree in 2007, Jo-Anne went on to pursue an Honours degree in the laboratory of Professor Ray Norton at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), to study the structural interactions of malaria antigens.

In 2009, she joined Professor James Beeson’s group at WEHI as a PhD student before moving with the rest of the group to the Burnet Institute. Her PhD project focused on understanding the significance of human antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum surface antigens and their role in protective immunity.

Jo-Anne completed her PhD and is currently working as a post-doctoral scientist under the supervision of Dr Michelle Boyle and Professor Beeson, with a particular focus on naturally acquired immunity to Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte antigens.

  • 2012: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne
  • 2008: Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Melbourne
  • 2007: Bachelor of Biomedical Science, University of Melbourne
  • 2019 Honorary Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne
  • 2018 Adjunct Lecturer and Registered Supervisor, Department of Immunology, Monash University
  • 2018 Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Centre for Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination
  • 2022 Burnet Institute NHMRC Near-miss Fund (CIA)
  • 2021 Australian Centre for Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination Seed Grant
  • 2021 Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Travel Fellowship
  • 2021 Women and Leadership Australia Leading Edge Program (shortlisted to represent Burnet Institute)
  • 2020 Australian Centre for Research Excellence Seed Grant
  • 2020 Gust Translational Fellowship
  • 2020 Hon Geoffrey Connard Travel Award
  • 2019 Australian Centre for Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination Travel Award
  • 2019 Australian Centre for Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination Seed Grant
  • 2018-2020 Jim and Margaret Beever Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2018 CASS Foundation Medicine/Science Grant
  • 2018 Dorothy Vida Martin Postdoctoral Travel Award
  • 2018 Crofts Public Health Publication Award – PNAS 2017
  • 2017 Ian Potter Foundation Travel Award – ASTMH Conference, USA
  • 2016 Cass Foundation Travel Award – BioMalPar Conference, Germany
  • 2012 Best Poster Prize – Molecular Approaches to Malaria
  • 2012 Best Poster Prize – AMREP ECR symposium
  • 2011 Best Poster Prize – Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference
  • 2011 OzEMalaR Travel Award – London School of Hygiene
  • 2011 Travel Award – Australian Society for Parasitology
  • 2010-2012 Australian Postgraduate Award – University of Melbourne
  • 2009 Melbourne Research Scholarship – University of Melbourne
  • 2008 Alan W Harris Scholarship – Walter and Eliza Hall Institute