Justin Boddey-Achievements

Justin Boddey-Achievements


  • Determining the function of the Plasmodium export element (PEXEL) as a proteolytic cleavage site during export.
  • Identification of plasmepsin V as the PEXEL protease.
  • Contribution to the discovery of PTEX (the Plasmodium translocon of exported proteins).
  • Development of plasmepsin V inhibitors that block protein export and kill the parasite.

Significant awards 

2014 Burnet Prize

2011 Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, Australian Research Council

2011 Rod Rickards Fellowship, Australian Academy of Science

2011 Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship, American Australian Association

2010 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Award for Science, Australian Institute of Policy and Science

2009 Molecular, Cellular & Immunoparasitology Award for Scientific Excellence, American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene


Significant grants and funding 

2013 Young Investigator Program Grant, Human Frontier Science Program

2013 Project Grant, National Health and Medical Research Council

2013 Science and Medicine Grant, CASS Foundation

2011 Project Grant, National Health and Medical Research Council

2011 Establishment Grant, Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation


Service to the community 

2015 Public Seminar, Hawthorn Rotary Club

2014 Public Seminar, John Macrae Centre Annual General Meeting

2014 Member of the Women in Science Parkville Precinct (WISPP)

2013 Public Seminar, Strathmore Rotary Club 

Super Content: 

Institute researchers have shown that malaria parasites have carbohydrate 'tags' that are important for parasite survival.