2016 Tasmanian Award Winner

Dr Benny Antony

Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania Musculoskeletal disorders Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis affect nearly one in two older adults. Dr Antony uses various imaging techniques such as MRI to explore the early markers and identify the modifiable risk factors for the development of these diseases.  Previously he had found that children with higher fitness…

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Dr Nathan Kilah

University of Tasmania Supramolecular Chemistry The properties of the substances we experience in our daily lives owe much to very weak interactions taking place between molecules. These interactions, though very weak, have large consequences. Dr Kilah’s research makes use of very weak interactions for the construction of materials on a very small scale to engineer…

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Dr Stephanie Downes

Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC, University of Tasmania Physical Oceanography @OceanStephD Dr Downes is a physical oceanographer, investigating how the oceans move and how it is linked to the Earth’s evolving climate. The ocean’s plants produce more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, and the oceans absorb about a third of the carbon…

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