GlaxoSmithKline Award for Research Excellence: Nominations open

18 April 2012

Now in its 32nd year, the GlaxoSmithKline Award for Research Excellence recognises outstanding achievements in medical research, while supporting Award recipients with their research endeavours.

GlaxoSmithKline - a global research‐based pharmaceutical and healthcare company - is calling for nominations for this $80,000 Award and needs your help to find someone from the University of Sydney to be recognised as Australia's top medical researcher.

Last year's recipient, Professor Kathryn North AM, Associate Dean and Head of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney, was recognised for her significant body of work as a translational research scientist

Professor North has used the independent research grant to develop new methodologies to understand the mechanisms that influence muscle performance at the molecular level - which she said has been a key breakthrough for her team.

"The award highlights the importance of research into rare, often neglected, genetic disorders - and how what we learn from them can often have relevance to common health problems in the general population. It is a wonderful recognition of what we do," she said.

Nominations for the Award for Research Excellence close 30 April 2012.