2011 Fresh Scientists announced

Here are the Fresh Scientists of 2011.

You can meet this year’s Fresh Scientists on Monday 6 June over a beer at the Duke of Kent, more information here. Feel free to share this event with friends and colleagues, a flyer can be downloaded here.

The details of the discoveries are embargoed until we release each of their stories over the coming weeks. You can keep up to date via this website, twitter or facebook.

For more information or to arrange an interview email AJ Epstein,  or phone +61 (3) 9078 5398

Fresh Scientists of 2011:

  • Daniel Bayliss, an astronomer working at ANU/Mt Stromlo Observatory looking for extra-solar planets
  • Regina Belski, a lecturer at Victoria University exploring lupins and heart health
  • Lachlan Gray, a NHMRC fellow working at Monash University/Burnet Institute who is looking into HIV dementia
  • Lina Happo, a PhD student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute who is tracking down suicide genes
  • Stephen Redmond, a biomedical engineer at UNSW who is finding out how to keep our elderly upright
  • Anna Richards, a postdoctoral fellow at CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences who is looking at the relationship between fire management and climate change
  • Vijaya Singh, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland who is looking at root systems and droughts
  • Charis Teh, a PhD student at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU who is looking at a human system restore point
  • Barbara Wueringer, a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland who is asking what sawfish do with their saw
  • Morgan James, a PhD student at the University of Newcastle who is looking into cocaine addiction
  • Emily Wong, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sydney who is looking into how baby marsupials survive in dirty pouches
  • Frank Will, PhD student and senior lecturer at Deakin University who is improving fuel consumption
  • Prasanth Divakaran, a PhD student at the University of Melbourne who is looking into ocean circulation
  • Brandon MacDonald, a PhD student at the University of Melbourne/CSIRO who is developing solar inks
  • Andrew Rodda, a postgraduate research student at Monash University who is looking into medical applications of plant based gels
  • Louise van der Werff, a PhD student at Monash University/CSIRO is researching how smart fabrics can be used in medical treatment.