Fellowship grants for Uni researchers

Monday, 18 July 2005

Three University of Adelaide graduates feature in the latest round of fellowship grants announced by the American Australian Association, the largest national not-for-profit group in the United States devoted to American and Australian and New Zealand relations.

Along with four other Australians, they will share more than $270,000 to pursue research and studies in world-class American institutions.

The University of Adelaide graduates are:

Dr Nathan C Gianneschi, who first obtained a Science degree and then earned an Honours degree in Chemistry, has been awarded the Dow Chemical Company Foundation Fellowship. His research involves the development of a new class of biomimetic catalyst, catalytic molecular machines and the invention of a novel molecular detection method.

Dr Mark Hutchinson, who graduated with a PhD in Medicine and a Science degree with First Class Honours, is the Merck Company Foundation Fellow. His research focus is PAIN - specifically understanding how our brain and nerves communicate with our immune system and how this system controls our sensitivity to pain.

Dr David W. Lupton, who graduated with first class honours in chemistry, received the Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship. His research interests are organic chemistry and asymmetric catalysis.

The Association's Fellowship program is the largest privately funded education program between Australia and the United States. It receives hundreds of Fellowship applications each year from postgraduate scholars at the pre-eminent universities in both countries.

The recently announced Fellows will join 22 existing Association Fellows at institutions across the US and Australia to forge groundbreaking collaborative relationships with world-class researchers.


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