This award, honours prominent Medical Research Scientists at Austin Health.
For more details about Austin LifeSciences ResearchFest and the awards click on the following link ResearchFest.
The impressive list of recipients illustrates the calibre of research at Austin Health.
2000 Professor Ian McKenzie
2001 Professor Ken Hardy
2002 Professor Samuel Berkovic
2003 Professor William Louis
2004 Professor Arthur Shulkes
2005 Professor George Jerums
2006 Professor Geoffrey Donnan
2007 Professor Rinaldo Bellomo
2008 Professor Ego Seeman
2009 Professor Louise Burrell
2010 Professor Mary Galea
2011 Professor David Hare
2012 Professor Ingrid Scheffer
2013 Professor Joseph Proietto
2014 Professor Andrew Scott
2015 Professor Peter Angus
2016 Professor Julie Bernhardt
2017 Professor Christopher Rowe
2018 Professor Susan Walker
2019 Professor Jeffrey Zajac
To be considered for nominations, the nominee must:
Be a senior medical research scientist with an international reputation
Be a Head of a Department or Research Group
Have made a significant contribution to medical research
Have fostered young medical research scientists and have supervised postgraduate students.
Nominations are welcome from any member of staff.
This award encourages a young researcher to further his/her research career by enabling attendance at a national or international scientific meeting or at a relevant professional development course.
For more details about Austin LifeSciences ResearchFest and the awards
click on the following link ResearchFest
Past recipients (and research topic):
2008 Cherie Chiang (Mineralisation and bone resorption are regulated by the androgen receptor in male mice)
2009 Danya Vears (SCARB2 mutations in progressive myolconus epilepsy without renal failure)
2010 Phuong Phan (Walking on level and sloped surfaces following stroke)
2011 Clare Whitehead (Measuring hypoxia-induced mRNA in maternal blood to detect fetal hypoxia in-utero)
2012 Natasha Holmes (Organism factors associated with elevated vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration in Staphlococcus aureus bacteraemia)
2013 Fiona Brownfoot (Pravastatin quenches oxysterol-induced upregulation of soluble endoglin in primary endothelial cells: a potential therapeutic for preeclampsia)
2014 Jennifer Cori (The effect of arousal and subsequent hypocapnia on genioglossus muscle activity in obstructive sleep apnea)
2015 Jessie Chieh-Hsin Yang (Identification and characterisation of genes influencing insulin secretion and glycaemic variability in mice and men)
2016 Salvatore Mangiafico (Untangling The Role Of The Alzheimer's Protein Tau In Type 2 Diabetes)
2017 Riley Morrow (Manipulating Myc expression as a novel therapeutic strategy for gastric cancer)
2018 Dinali Fernando (Advanced glycation end products (AGEs)derived from diets have more impact on the progression of fatty liver disease than endogenously derived AGEs)
2019 Teresa MacDonald (Increasing fetal growth velocity increases the risk of shoulder dystocia among non-macrosomic foetuses)