Scholarships awarded to women in science
Monday, 22 August 2011
Four scientists from the University of Adelaide are among the winners of six State Government scholarships to help improve the profile of women in science and build their research reputations internationally.
The $15,000 professional development scholarships were presented to Professor Bronwyn Gillanders, Dr Rachel Gibson, Dr Claire Jessup and Dr Ying Zhang today by the Science and Information Economy Minister Jay Weatherill at the inaugural Women in Science Symposium at the RiAus Science Exchange.
Dr Rachel Gibson, Dr Claire Jessup and Dr Ying Zhang, from the Faculty of Health Sciences, were recognised for their research in mitigating chemotherapy side effects in the gut, improving the outcomes for islet cell transplantation in diabetics and reducing the adverse effects of heatwaves, respectively.
Professor Bronwyn Gillanders, from the Faculty of Sciences, was awarded the scholarship for her research in marine ecology and sustainable fisheries.
The scholarships have been awarded to outstanding early to mid-career female science, technology, engineering and mathematics researchers.
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