Victoria Prize

Nominations Close: Victoria Prize

The Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation recognises two outstanding scientists this year for their lifelong commitment and achievements. Two individual awards of $50,000 each will be presented – one for work in life sciences and one for work in physical sciences.

Winners will be awarded $50,000 each for a discovery or innovation that has significantly advanced knowledge or has provided commercial and other benefits to the community.

Created in 1998, the Victoria Prize celebrates leadership, determination, endeavour and creativity. Candidates are nominated by individuals, groups of individuals or professional associations.

Prize value: two prizes worth $50,000 each

Eligibility criteria: Scientists; for lifetime achievement in science; self nomination not allowed; Victoria only

Nominations close 2pm (AEST) 17 July 2019

Growth, celebration and opportunities for students

EMBL Australia will launch a third node at the new South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

And “new knowledge, ideas and a feeling of inspiration”, as EMBL Australia supports a group of PhD students to travel to the main EMBL campus in Heidelberg, Germany.

Also in this new year bulletin: more travel grants and internships for PhD students; EMBL alumni making connections with Europe; and congratulating Victoria Prize winner Terry Speed.

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Science prize announcements; memory test for dementia; insulin without needles and more…

This week I’ve got a couple of media alerts and some stories you may have missed from last week – things that we saw and liked. This week it includes: insulin without needles; a memory test for dementia risk; vitamin B reduces work stress and more.

Next Monday we will announce the $50,000 CSL Florey Medal. Previous winners include Ian Frazer and Nobel Laureates Barry Marshall and Robin Warren.

We’ll be releasing information on embargo later in the week, if you’d like to receive a heads-up, give me a call on 0417 131 977.

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