Congratulations to our Partner Investigator Professor Susie Nilsson from CSIRO for receiving the 2023 Inspiring Leadership Award from the BioMelbourne Network
Launched in 2015, BioMelbourne Network’s Women in Leadership Awards recognise and champion women who are making outstanding contributions to the health-tech industry. The 2023 Awards Ceremony honoured three remarkable leaders, at different stages of their careers, who have taken strategic risks, tenaciously pursued goals and served as role models to the younger generation.
Susie Nilsson received the award in the category “Inspiring Leadership Award – Making it Happen”. This award recognises women playing an inspiring and pivotal role in the leadership of a project, partnership or collaborative initiative, approximately within the last 5-10 years.
We are proud to sponsor the 2022 ANZMAG Conference this year. The event will take place in Marysville, VIC from 4 to 8 December. CFBD is sponsoring one of the keynote speakers A/Prof Haribabu Arthanari from Harvard Medical School. Register to hear fascinating talks about all things #magneticresonance
The 2022 FBDD DU Conference proved to be a huge success for CFBD members. We heard fantastic presentations from the plenary speakers and fascinating stories from the presenters with a good number of Centre members represented. We saw brilliant posters and made new connections during the networking sessions. Adding to this, our members hit the jackpot with the FBDD DU presentation prizes. Congratulations to:
Louise Sternicki (Griffith) for winning the Best ECR Oral Presentation Award
Jeyan Osman (Monash) for winning the Best Student Presentation Award
Yildiz Tasdan (Monash) for winning the Student Presentation – Runner-Up Award
Max Lumetzberger (Monash) for winning the Best Poster Presentation Award
Evgenia Konstantinidou (Monash) for winning the Poster Presentation – Runner-Up Award
The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) is the national professional body for chemists in industry, academia and government and is the primary voice of chemistry in Australia. Every five years the RACI holds a national Congress, with the RACI 2022 National Congress held from 3 to 8 July in Brisbane. This was a significant meeting (last held in 2017) with 1,148 people registered to attend, 615 speakers, 21 exhibitors, 12 sponsors and 325 poster presentations.
The CFBD members were heavily involved in the fabric of this significant meeting. CI Prof Sally-Ann Poulsen (Griffith Uni) was on the RACI2022 Congress Organising Committee and was Symposium Chair of the 4-day Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology Symposium (the largest of all the Symposiums within the Congress). CI Prof Michael Kassiou (Uni Sydney) and Dr Louise Sternicki (Griffith Uni) were invited speakers, with Dr Luke Adams (Monash) and PhD Candidate Ashley Taylor (Monash) giving contributed talks and PhD Candidate Jamie Currie (Monash)- together showcasing the breadth of ARC CFBD research, while ARC CFBD Chief Investigators, ECRs and PhD candidates from the three universities and several of our industry partners were well represented. We were fortunate to have a catch-up dinner during the Congress – meeting face-2-face for the first time and a lot of laughs to be had. ‘The First Scientists’ artwork for the Congress is by Artist Steven Bekue.