Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Prize for Discovery in Medical Research
The Prize is awarded in alternate years at the University of Sydney and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It recognizes discovery in medical research carried out at either University by a scientist under 45 years of age. It comprises an award of AUS$10,000 and a medal. It is awarded for a discovery which has made a major contribution to the understanding or treatment of disease and has achieved or has the potential to achieve therapeutic outcomes.
The Prize was established in November 2004 in honour of the Fund's Patron, Sir Zelman Cowen who served as Governor General of Australia from 1977-1982.
The 2015 Prize has been awarded to:
Professor Assaf Friedler, Institute of Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
More details about the award to Professor Assaf Friedler can be found here.