- Pr M Peiris awarded by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia -
Academy of Sciences Malaysia has decided to confer the Mahathir Science Award to Pr. Malik Peiris in recognition of his discovery of the aetiological agent causing SARS leading to the understanding of pathogenesis and epidemiology of the disease in 2003.
This prize is Malaysia’s most prestigious Science Award for tropical sciences and was launched in August 2004 in honor of the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir, a man of science whose contributions to science and technology advancement are hailed not only in Malaysia but internationally.
Pr Peiris has generously donated the award to the HKU- Pasteur Research Centre.