4 Eureka Finalists for ACN
ACN Researchers vie for 4 Eureka Awards
The Australian Centre for Nanomedicine is proud to announce 4 ACN researchers and teams have been named finalists in this year's Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. Nominated over 3 categories, each candidate has displayed outstanding leadership and innovation in scientific research.
- Through a program of individualised mentorship, Professor Justin Gooding has trained and developed an all-new breed of research leader in bionanotechnology and nanomedicine. He has focused on developing innovative, entrepreneurial and passionate researchers who become talented mentors in their own right.
Professor Justin Gooding, Dr Parisa Khiabani and Dr Alexander Soeriyadi are 2017 Eureka Prize Finalist for Innovative Use of Technology
- Professor Justin Gooding, Dr Parisa Khiabani and Dr Alexander Soeriyadi have created a simple and affordable sensor that indicates to the wearer when they should seek shelter from the sun or apply more sunscreen. By combining off-the-shelf components with existing technologies their invention has the potential to be widely adopted, maximising the benefit to society.
- Over the past four years the Boyer Laboratory has made breakthrough contributions to the field of polymer science. Using the chlorophyll available in plants, they have developed a polymerisation technique to convert light and energy into a chemical process.
- Professor Katharina Gaus is at the forefront of deciphering T cell signalling, a critical part of the human immune system. Her research combines super-resolution fluorescence microscopes and novel analysis routines to reveal the decision-making process of T cells.
Please join us in congratulating our outstanding Euraka finalists!