UWA alumni also had the opportunity to hear from some of the faculty’s Rising Stars at a University Club lunch in February. The researchers featured included West Australian Young Scientist of the Year for 2008, Ben Corry; and Science Student of the Year, Jacinta Delhaize.
Ben and Jacinta are shining examples of the impact scholarships and fellowships can make on shaping an individual’s career and the resulting benefits that flow on to the community.
The event was hailed as a resounding success and the lively exchange of ideas and information generated demonstrates how the passion of science transcends generations.
Tim Perkins Genetic Research Scientist, rows for Cambridge BSc (majoring in Biophysics and Chemistry) 2001
I finished my biophysics degree at UWA in 2001 and headed for Europe where I took up a job as Research Assistant at Imperial College, London at the Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection.
I now work at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre, famous for human genome research, with a world class Pathogen Biology team. The work is on gene expression in salmonella and recently deep sequenced bacterial mRNA which I believe to be a world first.
A world-leader in green, large-scale conversion of wave energy to electricity, Dr George W. Taylor, was last night awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at The University of Western Australia.
A disabled student who left her wheatbelt hometown of Kununoppin to study at The University of Western Australia is among more than 1,300 graduands to be awarded degrees during the Spring Graduation series starting on Monday.