2016 has been a great year for science and medical research, with the University of Sydney leading major science prizes including the Australian Academy of Science’s awards and the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.
The University of Sydney has dominated leading science and medical research prizes this year, including the coveted 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science and achieving the most prizes of any organisation in three recent awards.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison said the University community was delighted to have so many researchers recognised.
"They are shining exemplars of everything we are trying to do – a relentless pursuit of research excellence, combined with a deep passion for tackling the big problems faced by our communities today," Professor Ivison said.
"We have had a remarkable year in terms of the recognition through a wide range of prizes across the sciences and humanities.
"It's an amazing tribute to the quality of our research culture and an inspiration to us all."
Our outstanding results in science prizes include:
Sydney has again won the most awards for science and medical research, in today's Australian Academy of Science awards announcement – capping an outstanding year – which has included the Prime Minister's Prize for Science.
The University of Sydney has gained two out of three Australian L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowships, with two young veterinary science researchers achieving the accolade just one week after the University led the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.
Biologist Professor Rick Shine has won the 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, while early career researcher Professor Richard Payne has been recognised in the physical sciences category for his medicinal chemistry developments.