Friends and supporters meet the recipients of their medals and awards

(from left) Professor Sir Gustav Nossal and Lady Lyn Nossal with Professor David Wilson; Dr Sarah Gani and Ms Miriam Gani with Associate Professor Geoffrey Faulkner; and Mrs Liz-Simpson Booker and Dr Martin Lawrence with Dr Paolo Falcaro and Associate Professor Kylie Catchpole

During Science at the Shine Dome in May, recipients met friends and supporters of Academy medals and awards. Through the generosity of friends and supporters, the Academy is able to continue to recognise and support the future of science.

Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE FAA FRS FTSE and Lady Lyn Nossal met Professor David Wilson, recipient of the 2016 Gustav Nossal Medal for Global Health.

Dr Sarah Gani and Ms Miriam Gani met Associate Professor Geoffrey Faulkner, recipient of the 2016 Ruth Stephens Gani Medal. Up until this year the Gani family was represented by the late Professor Joe Gani, who passed away in April. It was, therefore, a great tribute to their parents that saw Dr Gani and Ms Gani representing the Gani family this year.

Mrs Liz-Simpson Booker and Dr Martin Lawrence met Associate Professor Kylie Catchpole, recipient of the 2015 Inaugural John Booker Medal, and Dr Paolo Falcaro, recipient of the 2016 John Booker Medal.

Mrs Booker and her partner Dr Lawrence have visited the Academy on a number of occasions over the years and are valued friends of the Academy.

Also attending the function were Dr Thelma Elizabeth (Beth) Heyde to meet the recipient of the Christopher Heyde Medal Dr Luke Bennetts, and Mrs Denise Hales and Professor Ian (and Pam) McDougall to meet the recipient of the Anton Hales Medal Professor John Paterson.

Thank you

Thank you to all donors for being part of the future of the Academy. The level of support for the inaugural Annual Giving Program has been fantastic, and such support makes a big difference to the Academy’s work.

The Academy aims to show donors and others how donations make a difference, and how supporters can stay connected to the Academy in the years to come.

The Academy welcomes donations at any time. Donate through our website, or call Manager for Development and Stewardship, Isobel Griffin, who will be happy to discuss any queries.

Thank you again for understanding the value of what the Academy does, and for playing a part in keeping Australian science alive and well.

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