Plants have been used as traditional medicines around the world for centuries – even millennia. With the technology we have now, Dr Tien Huynh can uncover the science behind how they work. Drawing on her Vietnamese heritage, she is particularly interested in plants from tropical Asia – including the gấc fruit (Momordica cochinchinensis).
Every year, final year PhD candidates present their doctoral studies to the Royal Society of Victoria, competing for four Prizes that recognise excellence in Victoria’s early career scientists. Eight finalists presented under four categories: Biological Sciences, Biomedical & Health Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Physical Sciences.
When it comes to your heartbeat, you want it the way Goldilocks does: just right. The improper beating of the heart – whether too slow or too fast or irregular – is known as arrhythmia. Biomedical engineer Professor Natalia Trayanova is revolutionising the way we track and treat our hearts with incredible new digital technologies to assist clinicians.
Every year, final year PhD candidates present their doctoral studies to the Royal Society of Victoria, competing for prizes recognising excellence in Victoria’s young researchers. Eight finalists present under the four categories: Biological Sciences, Biomedical & Health Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Physical Sciences. This year our finalists were selected from a highly competitive field of 63 applicants.
A senior practicing rheumatologist and clinical epidemiologist, Professor Rachelle Buchbinder conducts a broad range of multidisciplinary research projects relating to the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, as well as improving communication with patients and general health literacy. She has made outstanding contributions to her field through consistent excellence.