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Peter Gago

Peter Gago
Peter Gago is Penfolds Chief Winemaker, a role he has held for 15 years.  A Science graduate of both the Universities of Melbourne and Adelaide Peter has leveraged & optimised his studies of Oenology to produce & evangelically promote Australia wines across the Planet. He maintains that this is not ... Continue Reading »

Professor Michael Archer AM

Professor Michael Archer AM
Mike Archer has been Curator of Mammals at the Queensland Museum, Director of the Australian Museum and Dean of Science at the University of New South Wales where he’s now Professor in the UNSW PANGEA Research Group. His research includes the World Heritage fossil deposits at Riversleigh, conservation through sustainable ... Continue Reading »

Professor Terry Hughes

Professor Terry Hughes
Professor Hughes is the Director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, headquartered at James Cook University. A recurrent theme in his studies is the application of new scientific knowledge towards improving management and governance of marine environments.

Professor Zee Upton

Professor Zee Upton
Professor Upton is a Research Director in the Institute for Medical Biology in A*STAR in Singapore, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology. She is a biochemist by training, a tissue engineer, an inventor and entrepreneur whose research has led to the listing of a ... Continue Reading »

Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox
Prof Brian Cox is one of the world’s foremost communicator of all things scientific. His innate ability to make highly complex matters entertaining and easy to contemplate, has made his science television shows ground breaking in their audience reach and accessibility. Brian Cox OBE is a British particle physicist at the ... Continue Reading »

Professor Carola Vinuesa

Professor Carola Vinuesa
Professor Vinuesa is Professor of Immunology at the Australian National University and Head of the Pathogens and Immunity Department. Her research has led to the discovery of genes important for immune regulation and memory, and the identification of a novel pathway of post-transcriptional control of gene expression to prevent autoimmunity. ... Continue Reading »

Dr Alan Finkel AO

Dr Alan Finkel AO
Dr Finkel is a neuroscientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He invented a commercially successful device which substantially speeds up drug research. Finkel is the President of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ex-officio) and Chancellor of Monash University. He founded the science magazines Cosmos and G: The Green Lifestyle Magazine, ... Continue Reading »

Professor Marcello Costa

Professor Marcello Costa
Professor Costa is Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor and Professor of Neurophysiology, School of Medicine, Flinders University. He is active in the field of philosophy of science and education in neuroscience. He is actively involved in several areas within neuroscience research as well as being engaged in public education.

Dr Andrew S. W. Thomas AO

Dr Andrew S. W. Thomas AO
Dr Thomas is an aerospace engineer and a NASA astronaut. Thomas was selected by NASA in 1992 and he was appointed a member of the astronaut corps in 1993. He has completed five missions into space including time on board both the Space Shuttle and the Mir Space Station. Thomas ... Continue Reading »

Professor Ian Chubb AC

Professor Ian Chubb AC
Professor Chubb is the current Chief Scientist of Australia. He was Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Wollongong (1986–1990), Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Monash University (1993–1995), Vice Chancellor of Flinders University (1995–2000), and the Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University from 2001 to 2011. He was president of the ... Continue Reading »

Emeritus Professor Christopher Burrell AO

Emeritus Professor Christopher Burrell AO
Professor Burrell is Head of Virology at the University of Adelaide and Head of the Infectious Disease Laboratories at the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science. Burrell’s research has contributed greatly to our understanding of, and ability to control, viral diseases and has led to the first diagnostic tools and ... Continue Reading »

Emerita Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich

Emerita Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich
Professor Vickers-Rich is a geoscientist with research programs in Ediacaran palaeobiology and polar biotas (dinosaurs and mammals) of the Cretaceous period. She works in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, in the Faculty of Science, Monash University. Her research spans a broad swath, she co-ordinates large research teams, including ... Continue Reading »

Dr Basil Hetzel AC

Dr Basil Hetzel AC
Recently deceased, Dr Hetzel was a medical researcher renowned for his pioneering work on iodine deficiencies and thyroid disease. Between 1992 and 1998 he was also the Chancellor of the University of South Australia. Dr Hetzel became an international advocate for iodine supplementation, which aided the creation of the International ... Continue Reading »

Professor Lyn Beazley AO

Professor Lyn Beazley AO
Professor Beazley is the Former Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Professor of Zoology at the University of Western Australia and the Sir Walter Murdoch Distinguished Professor of Science at Murdoch University. Beazley built an internationally-renowned research team in Neuroscience that focused on recovery from brain damage.

Professor Michelle Simmons

Professor Michelle Simmons
Professor Simmons is a Laureate Fellow and Centre Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology. She has pioneered a radical new technology for creating atomic-scale devices. Her research has produced the first electronic devices in silicon and germanium, where atoms are placed ... Continue Reading »

Professor John Shine AO

Professor John Shine AO
Professor Shine is an Australian biochemist. He discovered the nucleotide sequence, called the Shine-Dalgarno sequence, necessary for ribosome binding and the initiation of protein synthesis in the bacterium Escherichia coli. This was a key discovery allowing further development of molecular biology, especially genetic engineering, and was an important discovery towards ... Continue Reading »

Dr John O’Sullivan

Dr John O’Sullivan
John O’Sullivan is an Australian electrical engineer. His work in the application of Fourier transforms to radio astronomy, led to his invention, with colleagues, of a core technology that made wireless LAN fast and reliable. This technology was patented by CSIRO and thus O'Sullivan is also credited with the invention ... Continue Reading »

Professor Caroline McMillen

Professor Caroline McMillen
Professor McMillen is a biomedical researcher and is currently the Vice Chancellor of The University of Newcastle. She is recognised internationally for her work into the impact of the nutritional environment before birth on the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and obesity in adult life. McMillen is also currently the ... Continue Reading »

Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe AO

Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe AO
Professor Lowe is emeritus professor of Science, Technology and Society, former Head of the School of Science, Griffith University and past President of the Australian Conservation Foundation (2004-2014). In 1996 he was chairperson of the advisory council producing the first national report on the state of Australia's environment. Lowe has ... Continue Reading »

Prof Brian P. Schmidt AC

Prof Brian P. Schmidt AC
2011 Nobel Laureate Appointed a Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2013 Distinguished Professor, Australian National University Brian P Schmidt is a Laureate Fellow at The Australian National University's Mount Stromlo Observatory.  Brian was raised in Montana and Alaska, USA, and received undergraduate degrees in Physics and ... Continue Reading »

Prof David Boger

Prof David Boger
Born: Kutztown, Pennsylvania, US Educated at the University of Illinois, David Boger moved to the newly established Monash University to take up a career in fluid mechanics. He has held appointments at the University of Toronto, the University of Delaware, the University of Melbourne, Nanyang Technological University, ... Continue Reading »

Emeritus Prof Max Brennan AO

Emeritus Prof Max Brennan  AO
Prof Max Brennan graduated from the University of Sydney in 1954 (BSc Hons) and 1958 (PhD). He was awarded honorary degrees from Flinders University and Queensland University of Technology. He was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in 1985, and elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy ... Continue Reading »

Prof Graeme Clark AO

Prof Graeme Clark AO
Born: 1935 Graeme Clark is responsible for the pioneering research and development of the Bionic Ear, a multiple-channel Cochlear Implant. The Cochlear Implant has brought hearing and speech understanding to more than thousands of people with a severe-to-profound hearing loss around the world. His research resulted in ... Continue Reading »

Laureate Prof Adrienne Clarke AC

Laureate Prof Adrienne Clarke AC
Born: 1938, Melbourne, Australia Adrienne Clarke gained her Bachelor of Science and PhD from the University of Melbourne. In 1964 she became a research fellow at the Institute of Dental Research at the United Dental Hospital of Sydney, then moved to the Baylor University in Houston, Texas and ... Continue Reading »

Prof Suzanne Cory AC

Prof Suzanne Cory AC
Born: 1942, Melbourne Suzanne Cory obtained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from Cambridge, Apart from three years of postdoctoral studies at the University of Geneva, she has spent all of her working life at Melbourne's renowned Walter ... Continue Reading »

Prof Peter Doherty AC

Prof Peter Doherty AC
Born: 1940, Brisbane Educated at the University of Queensland and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Peter Doherty returned to Australia to conduct his Nobel Prize-winning research at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in Canberra. Professor Doherty's research focuses on the immune system, particularly how the body's ... Continue Reading »

Professor Ian Frazer AC

Professor Ian Frazer AC
Professor Ian Frazer AC is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of Research of Translational Research Institute (TRI) Pty Ltd in Brisbane, Australia. In this role, Professor Frazer heads an expert cohort of over 650 researchers from four leading medical research institutes. TRI combines the collective intellect from The University of ... Continue Reading »

Prof Martin Green

Prof Martin Green
Born: 1948, Brisbane, Australia Martin Green was educated at the University of Queensland and completed his PhD on a Commonwealth Scholarship at McMaster University in Canada, where he specialised in solar energy. In 1974, at the University of NSW, he started the Solar Photovoltaics Group to work on ... Continue Reading »

Prof Barry Marshall AC

Born: 1951, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia Barry Marshall received a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia in 1975. Together with J. Robin Warren he proved that  Helicobacter pylori is the bacterial cause of most stomach ulcers. For decades medical orthodoxy had ... Continue Reading »

Prof Tanya Monro

Prof Tanya Monro
Born: 1973 Professor Tanya Monro was educated at The University of Sydney, where she was awarded the Bragg Gold Medal and an Eleanor Sophia Wood Travelling Fellowship. She is the inaugural chair of Photonics and director of the Centre of Expertise in Photonics within the School of Chemistry ... Continue Reading »

Prof Sir Gustav Nossal AC

Prof Sir Gustav Nossal AC
Born: 1931, Bad Ischl, Austria Sir Gustav Nossal arrived in Australia from Vienna when he was eight years old. He graduated from Sydney University's Medical School with first class honours and gained his PhD degree in 1960. Sir Gustav is one of Australia's most celebrated scientists. His research accomplishments ... Continue Reading »

Prof Fiona Stanley AC

Prof Fiona Stanley AC
Fiona Stanley AC is the Founding Director and Patron of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and Distinguished Research Professor, School of Paediatrics & Child Health at the University of Western Australia, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow and Director, Festival of Ideas 2013 at the University of Melbourne.Trained in maternal and ... Continue Reading »

Dr J Robin Warren AC

Dr J Robin Warren AC
Born: 1937, Adelaide Robin Warren studied medicine at Adelaide University and trained at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He went on to become Registrar in Clinical Pathology at the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Royal Adelaide Hospital, working in laboratory haematology, which sparked his interest in pathology. Subsequently he lectured in ... Continue Reading »

Robyn Williams AM

Robyn Williams AM
Born: 1944, High Wickham, UK Robyn Williams has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of London. He joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Science Unit in 1972 where in 1975 he began hosting the award-winning Science Show, now one of the longest-running programs on Australian radio. He has also made ... Continue Reading »

Professor Fiona Wood

Professor Fiona Wood
Born: 1958, Yorkshire, UK Professor Fiona Wood graduated from St Thomas's Hospital Medical School in London in 1981 and migrated to Perth in 1987 with her husband and two children. She completed her training in plastic surgery between having four more children. She is the director of the Royal Perth Hospital ... Continue Reading »

Professor Elizabeth Blackburn AC

Professor Elizabeth Blackburn AC
Born: 1948, Hobart, Tasmania Elizabeth Blackburn attended the University of Melbourne, where she gained a B.Sc. in 1970 and her M.Sc. in 1972. She then went on to gain a PhD from the  Cambridge. She did postdoctoral study in molecular and cellular biology at Yale University from 1975 to 1977. In 1978, ... Continue Reading »

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