Issue No. 62 - December/January 2011
SA Science Excellence Awards
Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics CEO, Professor Peter Langridge has been named South Australia’s Scientist of the Year at the 2011 Science Excellence Awards.
SA Science and Information Economy Minister, Tom Kenyon said the award was recognition of Professor Langridge’s significant contribution to improving agricultural products in South Australia over a 30 year career.
“Australia is regarded as the world leader in this technology because of his work and he’s an outstanding winner of SA’s highest award for science,” the Minister said, presenting the award
“He provides support and advice to many programs in the developed and developing world aimed at improving the speed and sophistication of cereal breeding programs.”
The Science Excellence Awards is South Australia’s premier event to recognise and reward outstanding scientific endeavour, including industrial application and advancement of science and mathematics education.
This year’s Awards featured a new set of categories celebrating high achievers in the early stages of their careers, including PhD graduates and early career STEM professionals and educators.
The Scientist of the Year receives $20,000 and a further eight Science Excellence awards worth $10,000 each were presented.
“We’re privileged to have so many brilliant scientists in South Australia and the State Government is proud to highlight their work and accomplishments,” t...