Established in 1998 and bearing the likeness of one of Australia's greatest scientists, The Florey Medal is one of Australia's most esteemed awards in the health sciences. It is awarded biennially to an Australian researcher for significant lifetime achievements in biomedical science and / or human health advancement.
2021 Florey Medal Award
The 2021 CSL Florey Medal was awarded Professor Alan Cowman, AC FRS FAA, Deputy Director – Science Strategy at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research at the AAMRI Annual Dinner held on 29th November 2022 in Parliament House.
His research has uncovered how the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum causes disease in humans and how it evolves to outwit antimalarial drugs. He has also created genetic tools to modify the parasite, which are now being used by malaria researchers worldwide. Read more.
In addition to the silver medal the award carries a prize of $50,000 which has been due to the generous support of CSL Limited until 2022.
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Since 2014, AIPS and CSL have conferred a second category of award, now called the CSL Florey Next Generation Award, which recognises a current PhD candidate who has demonstrated outstanding capability, creativity and potential in the biomedical sciences and/or health and medical research.
2022 CSL Florey Next Generation Award
The winner of the 2022 CSL Florey Next Generation Award is – Chloe Yap from Mater Research, University of Queensland.
The two finalists are:
- Jack Chan – the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
- Jose Alquicira Hernandez – The Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Details of their research can be found here.
This Award includes a $20,000 prize, and two runner-up prizes of $2,500 each, thanks to the generosity of CSL Limited.
It has been developed to encourage and support promising health researchers early in their careers, and to complement The Florey Medal in recognising and promoting scientific and intellectual excellence in Australia.
Both awards are named in honour of the Australian Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Sir Howard Florey, who developed penicillin.