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Five years of L’Oréal Australia For Women in Science Fellows

23 August 2011

2011 marks the fifth year that L’Oréal Australia will award its For Women in Science Fellowships to Australian early-career female scientists. Since its inception in 2007, the Fellowships, worth $20,000 each, have been awarded to 14 outstanding female scientists who have used the award to increase their impact in their chosen field of science, provide [...]

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L’Oréal For Women In Science November 2009 Bulletin

17 November 2009

In this bulletin: 2010 Laureates announced Two former Laureates win Nobel Prizes in Medicine and Chemistry Prime Minister recognises L’Oréal Fellow with physical sciences prize Updates from our 2007 and 2008 Australian Fellows – Tara Telescope in business, and more Applying for Australian Fellowships for 2010

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Could your hair colour determine your child’s sex?

20 March 2009

In Gouldian finches the answer is yes-according to an Australian paper published in the journal Science today. The paper challenges our view of sex determination in animals.
“Over eighty per cent of Gouldian finch chicks will be male if their mother sees that the father has a different coloured head,” says the lead author Sarah Pryke, [...]

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L’Oréal Australia For Women in Science Fellowships – December 2008 Bulletin

5 December 2008

In this bulletin

- The 2009 international FWIS laureates announced
- Update on Australian Fellows – Gouldian finches, black holes and more
- French Fellow studying at QIMR
- Plans for the Australian Fellowships in 2009

International Laureates
The winners of the 2009 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards were announced last week.
The five Laureates are:

Africa & the Arab States: Prof. Tebello Nyokong, Professor in [...]

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Inaugural L’ORÉAL Australia For Women in Science Fellowships

28 August 2007

“Beauty meets science” The world needs science. Science needs women. The inaugural L’ORÉAL Australia For Women In Science Fellowships have been presented to four inspirational early career scientists. “We hope these $20,000 Fellowships will help these women consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science,” says L’ORÉAL Australia managing director Mark Tucker. “The [...]

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Life and love amongst the finches: Aggressive redheads win the best nest sites, but can the Gouldian finches survive?

28 August 2007

Sarah Pryke has always had an eye for the shape, colour and movement of animals. After growing up surrounded by wildlife in a remote rural area of South Africa, she was employed as an illustrator by the local museum while studying for her science degree at the University of Natal. Now, as a post-doctoral fellow [...]

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