Doctor Jo-Anne Chan

Postdoctoral Research Scientist


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 Professor Beeson and Professor Brendan Crabb, 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


  • 2012: AMREP ECR Symposium, Best Poster Prize
  • 2012: Molecular Approaches to Malaria, Best Poster Prize
  • 2011: OzEMalaR Australia travel grant to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • 2011: Australian Society for Parasitology Annual Conference, ASP Student Travel Grant
  • 2011: Lorne Infection and Immunity, Best Poster Prize

Publications (14)

2018 (2)

2017 (3)

2016 (2)

2014 (3)

2013 (1)

2012 (2)

2010 (1)

News Articles (3)

2015 (1)

2014 (1)

2012 (1)


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  • Life Sciences