Seven Academy Fellows have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list, including three who have received Australia’s highest accolade for their work, named as Companions in the General Division of the Order of Australia.
Professor David Burke AC FAA FTSE has been named a Companion for his eminent service to neurophysiology, to innovative treatments for spinal cord and brain trauma injuries, and to professional medical organisations.
Professor Alan Cowman AC FAA FRS has been honoured for his eminent service to the biological sciences, notably to molecular parasitology, to medical research and scientific education, and as a mentor.
Emeritus Professor Leo Radom AC FAA has been recognised for his eminent service to science, particularly to computational chemistry, as an academic, author and mentor, and to international scientific bodies.
Four Academy Fellows have also been recognised as Officers in the General Division of the Order of Australia.
Professor Linda Richards AO FAA has been recognised for her distinguished service to medical research and education in the field of developmental neurobiology, and to community engagement in science.
Professor Frances Separovic AO FAA has been awarded for her distinguished service to science education, particularly to biophysical chemistry, as an academic, and to young women in science.
Professor Michelle Simmons AO FAA FRS FTSE has been acknowledged for her distinguished service to science education as a leader in quantum and atomic electronics, and as a role model.
Professor Mark von Itzstein AO FAA has been recognised for his distinguished service to medical research and education in the field of structural biology and glycochemistry, and as a mentor.
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