It is our pleasure to announce two major ASPS awards – the 2018 Peter Goldacre Award and the inaugural Jan Anderson Award.
These are the premier research awards from ASPS in a calendar year. The Peter Goldacre award is awarded for research contributions for ECRs within 10 years of their active research career, and the Jan Anderson Award is a new award specifically for MCR female researchers. Both award have been named after researchers and are supported by donations. More details can be found on the ASPS website.
It is our pleasure to announce the following awardees.
Dr Caitlin Byrt (University of Adelaide) – Goldacre Awardee 2018
Dr Eloise Foo (University of Tasmania) – Jan Anderson Awardee 2018
Both Caitlin and Eloise have been invited to receive their awards, and give their award lecture, at COMBIO 2018 to be held in Sydney this September. Many congratulations to both of you on your significant research achievements on behalf of ASPS.
Please register for COMBIO if you haven’t already to support Australian plant sciences and discuss your research with your peers.
It was extremely difficult to pick a single winner for both awards this year, due to the extremely high quality of nominees. This bodes well for the future of Plant Sciences in this country, but it also means that some very talented researchers have missed out on the awards. ASPS would like to congratulate all nominees for the quality of their applications and their contributions to plant science research. This is one reason we felt there should be an additional award starting this year, as many of our talented researchers are deserving of extra recognition. We are also looking to role out discipline specific awards from 2019.
Honorary Secretary, Aust Soc Plant Scientists