These awards and funding opportunities shine a light on researchers who have made outstanding contributions to science and help to progress the advancement of science in Australia.
The awards recognise remarkable achievements in research fields including Earth sciences, biology, physics, mathematics, chemistry, global health, genetics and more.
The Academy is committed to celebrating and supporting diversity. It is seeking nominations of outstanding scientists from all career stages, backgrounds and genders, and strongly encourages more nominations of women for all awards, in particular the career and mid-career honorific awards.
In the 2019 honorific award round announced recently, the Academy recognised scientists’ discoveries across the breadth of research—from how oceanic circulation impacts the climate to pioneering biotechnological methods for sequencing crop genomes.
Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao from the University of Melbourne was awarded the 2019 Moran Medal for her work in developing novel statistical and computational methods for biological data analysis.
‘Science informs everything we know about all the world. Trying to answer very fundamental questions about how the world is shaping our planet, I think is really what drives me.’ she said.
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