David Syme Research Prize

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The David Syme Research Prize is an annual award administered by the University of Melbourne for the best original research work in biology, physics, chemistry or geology, produced in Australia during the preceding two years, particular preference is given to original research to enhance industrial and/or commercial development.[1]

The Prize was created at the university in 1904 when Melbourne newspaper publisher and owner of the The Age David Syme made a £3,000 bequest for the foundation of the prize. The first prize was awarded in 1906. The publishers of The Age have continued to fund the award. The prize consists of a medal and of the sum of A$1,000, which may be topped-up further by the publishers. The recipient(s) of the award is chosen by a council selected from the universities Faculty of Science.

Recipients[edit]

Over the course of the long history of the prize many notable Australian scientists have been included amongst its recipients [2]

  • 1993 - Philip Beart[8]
  • 1994 - Stephen Hyde and Steven Prawer
  • 1995 - Igor Bray
  • 1997 - Ralph MacNally
  • 1998 - Paul Mulvaney
  • 1999 - Anthony Weiss
  • 2000 - Geoff McFadden - Plasmodium research and Mark Humphrey[disambiguation needed][9]
  • 2001 - Richard O'Hair and Mark Graeme Humphrey
  • 2002 - Calum Drummond[10]
  • 2003 - Graham Baldwin and Bernard Luke Flynn
  • 2004 - David Jackson for commercialization of synthetic peptide technology and Trevor Lithgow for discovery of the protein Omp85.[11]
  • 2005 - Brendan Crabb - malaria research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute[12]
  • 2006 - Christopher Chantler and Mark Rizzacasa
  • 2007 - Stuart Wyithe
  • 2008 - David C.S. Huang
  • 2009 - Michael R Kearney
  • 2010 - Harry Quiney
  • 2011 - Robert Scholten
  • 2012 - Lars Kjer-Nielsen
  • 2013 - Andrea Morello
  • 2014 - Spencer Williams

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Melbourne. Statutes and Regulations - R6.17 - David Syme Research Prize
  2. ^ University of Melbourne - Faculty of Science. David Syme Research Prize (1905 - )
  3. ^ Birch, Louis Charles (Charles) (1918 - ), The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre, 1994 - 2007
  4. ^ Physics in Australian to 1945 - Jack Hobart Piddington
  5. ^ Professor David H Solomon. University of Melbourne Faculty of Engineering
  6. ^ Bond, Alan, M.. CIRS profile
  7. ^ Cory, Suzanne (1942 - ). National Foundation for Australian Women on Australian Women's Archives Project Web Site, 2007
  8. ^ Professor Philip Beart. Howard Florey Institute
  9. ^ War on malaria wins Melbourne scientist Syme Research Prize, 17 May 2001, University News
  10. ^ Dr Calum Drummond: Chief of a new CSIRO Division, CSIRO Industrial Physics
  11. ^ "UoM scientists win Syme prize". UniNews. 16–30 May 2005. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  12. ^ Dr Brendan Crabb wins David Syme Research Award, June 9, 2006, WEHI News