Young Scientist Research Prizes – 2013 Presentations

From around 40 applications a shortlist of six doctoral students from the fields of Biological Sciences (non-human), Biomedical & Health Sciences and Physical Sciences will each make a 15 minute oral presentation of their cutting edge research.

Only one application was received in the Earth Sciences category this year. In the absence of competition, no Earth Science award will be made.

There is a $1,000 cash prize in each of the Biological Sciences (non-human), Biomedical & Health Sciences and Physical Sciences categories for the best presentation.  There is also a prize for the runners up.

Biological Sciences (non-human)

Katrin Hug

Microbial arsenic resistance in Champagne Pool, New Zealand

Niharika Sharma

Exploring Marchantia transcriptome to identify genes contributing to sexual reproduction using mRNA-SEQ

Biomedical & Health Sciences

Katie Ardipraja

Imaging vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques with radiolabelled single chain antibodies

Annie McAuley

Novel proteomic biomarkers in diabetic retinopathy

Physical Sciences

Hua Zhou

Super durable, robust super hydrophobic fabrics

Liyu Jin

Plastic crystals for future batteries

The announcement of the winners with the presentation of Prizes is scheduled for approximately 9.00pm.  Refreshments will be provided afterwards.

The order of presentations will be chosen on the night by ballot