2007 Australian Capital Territory's Award Winner

Dr James Tickner

CSIRO Minerals James develops new instruments that use radiation including a 3D gamma-ray camera to find landmines and novel instruments to measure levels of contaminants in coal and detect minute amounts of precious metals like gold. He currently leads a team developing scanners for screening luggage and air cargo for drugs, explosives and weapons. Particle…

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Dr Carola Vinuesa

Australian National University Vinuesa’s research investigates the causes of autoimmune diseases including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. Carola identified a previously undiscovered gene which appears to be crucial link in the development of these diseases which affect 1 in 8 Australians.She has studied medicine and worked in India and Ghana. Cellular Immunology Biochemistry…

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