The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) is committed to fostering excellence in health and medical research and promoting community understanding and support for the sector. Health and medical research includes efforts that focus on new modes of disease prevention, as well as making advances in understanding the biological basis of disease and the development and testing of new treatments for disease. The ASMR Queensland Awards for Health & Medical Research are an initiative of the ASMR and are made annually to recognise the outstanding efforts and contributions of Queensland researchers.
Four Award categories will be considered:
Postgraduate Student Researcher Award
Early Career Researcher Award
Mid Career Research Award
Clinical Researcher Award
Finalist Presentations will be held on Friday May 25th and the winners of these prestigious awards will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday June 1st.
Features the ASMR Medalist 2018, Professor Hope Jahren and presentation of the prestigious Queensland Health & Medical Research Awards.
Professor Jahren is a geobiologist whose research is crossing interdisciplinary boundaries, using her knowledge and expertise in stable isotope chemistry to develop new tools to better understand dietary sugar intake and sugar metabolism.
Recognised by Popular Science magazine in 2006 as one of its “Brilliant 10” scientists and in 2016, Time Magazine named her as one of the world’s “ 100 Most Influential People”, Prof Jahren has also been awarded three Fulbright Scholarships, and currently holds the J. Tuzo Wilson professorship at the University of Oslo in Norway.
A passionate advocate for science and best selling author of the critically acclaimed ‘Lab Girl’, Prof Jahren’s story of the triumphs and challenges of a career in science will resonate with many.