[ASC-list] Call for Nominations: 2008 Australasian Science Prize

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Thu Aug 7 23:29:57 UTC 2008

Call for Nominations: 2008 Australasian Science Prize

The use of a slime mould to model mitochondrial disease in humans, the
development of optical fibres made from cheap polymers, semiconductors that
use the absence of electrons to carry charge, and DNA enzymes that block the
growth of tumours are just some of the inspiring research achievements that
have been awarded the Australasian Science Prize.

Australasian Science is Australia¹s only monthly science magazine, and since
1938 has dedicated its pages to world-class science from our most inspiring

The magazine¹s Patrons are Nobel Laureate Prof Peter Doherty and renowned
science broadcaster Robyn Williams, representing excellence in science and
its communication.

The Australasian Science Prize, awarded annually, provides priceless
recognition to Australian scientists whose work best encapsulates these

Criteria considered by the judging panel include scientific originality,
breadth of impact, and communication to both the scientific and broader

Nominations for the 2008 Prize are now open, and must be received by 12
September 2008. 

For information on how to nominate see australasianscience.com.au.

The winner(s) will be announced in the November/December 2008 issue of
Australasian Science.

Guy Nolch
Editor, Australasian Science
Box 2155 Wattletree Rd PO
VIC 3145 Australia
Phone 61-3-9500 0015
Fax 61-3-9500 0255
Web australasianscience.com.au 

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