Former Australian of the year and mental health advocate Professor Patrick McGorry and Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel are among 21 leading scientists to be elected to the Australian Academy of Science.
The six women and 15 men have made outstanding contributions to a range of scientific areas including agriculture, advanced communications and cancer research.
Academy of Science President, Professor Andrew Holmes, congratulated all of the new Fellows elected this year for making significant and lasting impacts in their scientific disciplines.
“The breadth of scientific talent recognised in this year’s election is truly awe-inspiring. From breakthroughs in pure science to spurring scientific innovations, these new Fellows have made an impact on everything from the way we treat disease to how we grow our food to advancing our fundamental knowledge about the world in which we live,” Professor Holmes said.
New Fellows will be admitted to the Academy in a formal ceremony today in Canberra, and will make presentations about their work tomorrow at the Academy’s annual flagship event, Science at the Shine Dome.
Our 2016 Fellows are:
The Academy will also this week admit two new Corresponding Members, or foreign Fellows. They are:
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