Alan Mackay-Sim

For our sixth year collaborating with the ABC on Australian of the Year we traveled the country, meeting and filming all of the incredible nominees in the lead-up to the awards.

Here is the story of our 2017 Australian of the Year, Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim. Alan is a biomedical research scientist working to find treatments for chronic conditions and rare diseases.

Find out more about Alan and his work here.