Eighteen of ALVA's top students from 2012 were recognised for their exceptional work in both practical and theoretical subjects at the Annual Prize-Giving Ceremony and Exhibition opening held last night.
The UWA Business School last night celebrated the outstanding achievements of its teaching and research staff.
At the annual Teaching and Research Awards Ceremony, eight faculty were recognised for excellence in teaching, two professional staff for outstanding contributions to student learning, and nine faculty for outstanding research achievements.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, congratulated the winners and thanked the School's faculty and professional staff for their dedication.
The University of Western Australia's internationally recognised plant scientist Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar has become the first Australian to win a prestigious American award in its 40-year history.
Vipul Agarwal, a chemistry PhD student at UWA, has been chosen as one of 8 Australian early career researchers from a highly competitive selection process to travel to Lindau in Germany to meet and learn from 37 Nobel Laureates.
Paul Attwood, Professor at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been nominated as The Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) /British Biochemical Society Lecturer for 2013.
Thalidomide - the ‘morning-sickness' drug that caused serious birth defects in the 1950s - is now being used to treat cancer. And new ways are being developed to tailor cancer treatment to individual patients.