Last updated March 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm
It’s the annual shin-dig for science in Australia, a chance for comrades in knowledge to get together and celebrate the best of our achievements over the preceding year.
Last night the annual Eureka Prize winners were announced in grand style at the Sydney Town Hall. Everyone was dressed to the nines (whatever that means) and a wonderful evening unfolded lead by our incomparable hosts Adam Spencer and Anton Enus.
I was live-tweeting the winners all night and here is a summary of the winners for the evening:
- Winner of NSW Office of Enviro and Heritage Eureka 16 Prize for Environmental Science is CSIRO Marine Debris Team
- Winner of UNSW Eureka 16 Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research is TEPO, CODES
- Winner of Scopus Eureka Prize for Excellence in International Scientific Collaboration is FANTOM5
- Winner of Aust Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research is Prof Tilley, Dr Klonis, A/Prof Simpson & A/Prof McCaw
- Winner of Johnson & Johnson Eureka Prize for Innovation in Medical Research is Prof Huang, Dr Czabotar, A/Prof Lessene & Prof Roberts
- Winner of ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology is Prof Goldys, ARC CoE Nanoscale BioPhotonics & Dr Gosnell
- Winner of Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher is Dr Michael Bowen, University of Sydney
- Winner of Defence Science and Technology Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia is Thales Australia
- Winner of UNSW Eureka Prize for Scientific Research is Kidney in a Dish, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
- Winner of 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science is A/Prof Sharath Sriram, RMI
- Winner of CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science is Prof Gordon Wallace, University of Wollongong
- Winner of University of Technology Sydney Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers is Prof Patricia Davidson, UTS
- Winner of Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science is Fireballs in the Sky, Curtin
- Winner of Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research is Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith, CSIRO
- Winner of Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Eureka Prize for Science Journalism is Wain Fimeri, Sonya Pemberton, Dr Derek Muller & Steve Westh
- Winner of University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize – Primary Finalists is Hayden Ingle, Year 6
- Winner of University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize – Secondary Finalists is Claire Galvin and Anna Hardy, Year 10
- Winner of The Australian Museum Research Institute Medal is Dr Robin Torrence
On behalf of The Royal Institution of Australia and Australia’s Science Channel, I congratulate all the winners and also wish to acknowledge all the finalists who were in attendance last night. The calibre of Australian Science has never been higher and these are achievements that should make every Australian proud.
Find out more about the Australian Museum 2016 Eureka Prize winners here.