Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science

2016 Award Winners

Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science

Congratulations……

The Selection Committee is delighted to announce the recipients for the 2016 Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science:

  • Associate Professor Alicia Oshlack, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
  • Associate Professor Kathryn Holt, University of Melbourne
  • Associate Professor Freya Fowkes, Burnet Institute

The Award of $25,000 aims to support female scientists across Australia who demonstrate excellence in the area of Quantitative Biomedical Science.

The winners received their awards at a ceremony held on Thursday 27 October 2016 at the Bio21 Institute.

Award Ceremony Flyer PDF, 406.55 KB

The Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science were created by Professor Leann Tilley as part of her Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship program to promote and support female scientists who demonstrate excellence in the area of Quantitative Biomedical Science.

Quantitative Biomedical Science is Biological/Biomedical Research that employs a quantitative approach, particularly in areas such as Computational Biology, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Genomics, Structural Biology, Cell Biology etc.

Two new awards were established in 2016:

  • Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science: Up to two awards of $25,000 will be made each year to Australian female researchers who demonstrate excellence in the area of quantitative biomedical science.  Applications for this year’s award have now closed, they will reopen again in 2017. Click here to see 2016 guidelines
  • Georgina Sweet Travel Support for a Female Keynote Speaker in Quantitative Biomedical Science: Up to three awards of $3,000 are available each year to support the attendance of a female keynote speaker at an Australian conference.  Applications are open at any time until awards have been allocated for the year. Download the guidelines PDF, 114.25 KB and application form DOCX, 434.5 KB.
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Professor Leann Tilley

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