Fellows update—December 2017

December 12, 2017

Honours and awards to Fellows

Emeritus Professor David Boger FAA FRS FTSEDistinguished Alumni Award, University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Science

Professor David Gardner FAA2017 American Society for Reproductive Medicine Distinguished Researcher Award

Dr John Kirkegaard FAA2017 Farrer Memorial Medal for services to Agriculture, NSW Department of Primary Industries

Professor Michelle Simmons FAA FTSENSW 2018 Australian of the Year

Maria Forsyth FAA2017 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation for contributions to the development of advanced electrolyte materials for electrochemical devices.

Professor Geoffrey Lindeman FAA—(jointly with Professor Visvader) 2017 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation in recognition of their legacy for cancer research activities in Australia and their ongoing efforts to translate basic discoveries to the clinic.

Professor Jane Visvader FAA—(jointly with Professor Lindeman) 2017 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation in recognition of their legacy for cancer research activities in Australia and their ongoing efforts to translate basic discoveries to the clinic.

Professor Min Gu FAA FTSEForeign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

Yiu-Wing Mai AM FAA FRS FTSEForeign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

Professor Aibing Yu FAA FTSEForeign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

Professor Tony Klein AM FAA—2017 University of Melbourne Award for outstanding and enduring contribution to the University and its scholarly community.

Professor James Angus AO FAA—2017 University of Melbourne Award for outstanding and enduring contribution to the University and its scholarly community.

Professor Marelyn Wintour-Coghlan AO FAA—(jointly with Emeritus Professor John Coghlan AO) 2017 University of Melbourne Award for outstanding and enduring contribution to the University and its scholarly community.

Professor Adrienne Clarke AC FAA FTSE—2017 University of Melbourne Award for outstanding and enduring contribution to the University and its scholarly community.

Recently elected Fellow Professor David Gardner has received a Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.


Obituary

Professor Tony Linnane

Professor Tony Linnane AM FAA FRS FTSE

1930–2017

Professor Tony Linnane was an internationally recognised biochemist and molecular biologist. He was elected to the Academy in 1972 for his studies on the biogenesis of mitochondria and mitochondrial respiratory enzymes, particularly in yeast, and on the selective effects of antibiotics on intramitochondrial and cytoplasmic protein synthesis.

Professor Linnane received the Lemberg Medal from the Australian Biochemical Society in 1973 and was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society in 1980 and to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 1999. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2000. He served as President of the Australian Biochemical Society, President of the Federation of Asian and Oceanic Biochemical Societies and Treasurer of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  

Professor Linnane served on many of the Academy’s committees, including the National Committee for Biophysics, the National Committee for Biochemistry and the National Committee for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He also served as a member on Sectional Committee 7, then called Biology at the Cellular and Molecular Level. He was Chair of the Victorian Regional Group from 1982 to 1983.

Most recently, Professor Linnane served as Chair of the organising committee for the Theo Murphy Frontiers of Science Symposium on the Microbiome in 2016. Frontiers of Science brings together the very best young Australian scientists in multidisciplinary areas to discuss emerging technologies and identify potential opportunities for future research collaboration. 

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