Three AU$25,000, one-year fellowships for early-career women scientists.

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Read more about last year’s Fellows below.

Dr Kathryn Holt | Dr Jo Whittaker | Dr Misty Jenkins

Emma Gray – Big leaves, little leaves: what makes plants grow?

20 March 2014
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Deforestation hurts the environment, and poses a threat to plants, animals and humans. But afforestation is a problem too: for example, when grasslands turn into forest. Emma Gray receives 2014 UNESCO-L’Oréal For Women in Science International Fellowship in Paris.

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Summary of the 2013 L’Oréal Fellows

21 August 2013
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Media alert: serial cancer killers; India and Australia split; fingerprint of an epidemic. L’Oréal recognises three pioneering young scientists from Melbourne and Hobart with L’Oréal for Women in Science Fellowships.

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Two weeks to apply for ANZ Fellowships; and ‘fighting the postdocalypse’

8 April 2014

Posted on behalf of Samantha Hass (Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand) L’Oréal’s global For Women in Science program is in full swing for 2014. In Australia and New Zealand we’re in the final stages of applications for our three $AU25,000 Fellowships. Please encourage your best early career researchers to [...]

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Five international Laureates recognised; two weeks to apply for ANZ Fellowships

8 April 2014

Posted on behalf of Samantha Hass (Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand) L’Oréal’s global For Women in Science program is in full swing for 2014. In Australia and New Zealand we’re in the final stages of applications for our three $AU25,000 Fellowships. Please encourage your best early career researchers to [...]

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2013 Fellows at work – Jo Whittaker: rocking geophysics

4 April 2014
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Recently boosted by winning a prestigious ARC award, Jo is working to understand how plumes of molten rock drive the movement of continents, and how the internal workings of the planet form the landscapes on the surface. Her three-year, $389,339 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award is allowing her to develop and strengthen collaborations with [...]

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2013 Fellows at work – Kat Holt: childhood diarroea

4 April 2014
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In the past six months, Kat has been awarded an NHMRC grant and a four-year fellowship worth more than $1 million, and was one of two scientists highlighted in the Prime Minister’s speech announcing the funding round. “I’ll use these funds to study an emerging form of E. coli bacteria that causes diarrhoea in children [...]

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2013 Fellows at work – Misty Jenkins: targeting assassins

4 April 2014
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Misty’s work on killer T cells continues, now supported by a NHMRC New Investigators Project Grant worth $606,226. She’s using live cell imaging to understand the underlying biology of these white blood cells, which recognise and destroy damaged or infected cells. She hopes to identify new targets for therapies, which could help patients with certain [...]

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Dates for 2014 L’Oréal Fellowships; updates on past Fellows; and other news for women in science

19 December 2013
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Posted on behalf of Samantha Hass (Scientific Manager, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand) In our last newsletter we introduced the 2013 L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellows. In this issue we catch up with the 2012 Fellows. The leukaemia drug that Kylie Mason and her colleagues have developed has been very [...]

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Dr Kylie Mason: improving care for young people with cancer

18 December 2013
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You might have spotted Dr Kylie Mason in the news last week representing the team which announced a new leukaemia drug. In trials it cleared cancer in 23 per cent of patients and led to partial remission in another 61 per cent. She was everywhere from 3AW to The Project. “It was a very busy [...]

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Dr Suetonia Palmer: what really works in healthcare

18 December 2013
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Dr Suetonia Palmer is now pursuing her vision of heading her own research group focussed on evidence synthesis to improve health in New Zealand and Australia. “Healthcare is now a very complex beast. Like ‘big data’, it is too scattered, too fast, and too complex for individuals to make sense of it in safe and [...]

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Dr Baohua Jia: filing patents for better solar cells

18 December 2013
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Dr Baohua Jia says “there are many exciting things happening”, and that her L’Oreal Fellowship in 2012 has given her the confidence and visibility to become a leader. She has begun to commercialise her solar cell research, with three patents filed this year for improving the efficiency of thin-film solar cells by integrating nanomaterials. Baohua [...]

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