Announcing the 2016 Freshies
New South Wales
- Katelyn Edge, Office of Environment and Heritage – Clear as mud: contaminated sediments toxic to oysters
- Kyle Ewart, University of Sydney (and Australian Museum) – Rapid and robust species identification of rhinoceros horn
- Teagan Gale, UNSW – The step-parent trap: conflict in the mouse household
- Sadia Mahboob, Macquarie University – Making a mark on early colorectal cancer detection
- Lidia Matesic, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation – Miniature plumbing fast-tracks radiopharmaceutical development
- Minal Menezes, Metabolic Research Unit/Kids Research Institute (KRI), University of Sydney – Unraveling genetic disease mysteries: a path to personalised medicine
- Alex Patton, UNSW – Conductive cardiac patches: mending broken hearts
- Martin Ploschner, Macquarie University – Sculpturing light at the tip of a needle
- Mark Polizzotto, UNSW – Immune system boost offers new HIV-related cancer hope
- Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina, UNSW – Blood supply: the missing piece of the bioartificial organ puzzle
- Babak Sarrafpour, University of Sydney – Potential role for bite forces in tooth eruption
- Edward Waters, University of Notre Dame – Possums: furry friend or filthy foe?
- Michael Widjaja, University of Technology Sydney – Employing cleavage as a distraction
- Caitlin Brandenburg, The University of Queensland – The CommFit™ app, a pedometer for talking
- Farhad Fatehi, CSIRO – mHealth (Mobile Health) for diabetes
- Brian Forde, The University of Queensland – Resistance gene driving the evolution of pan-drug resistance
- Daniel Harvie, Griffith University – Can pain sensitivity be learned?
- Amy Jones, Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery, Griffith University – New drug to fight neglected tropical disease
- Joanna Kristoffersen, University of the Sunshine Coast – Rapid diagnosis of Hendra virus
- Leila Matindoost, The University of Queensland – P35-Enhanced insect cell line increases the yield of baculovirus
- Amanda Neilen, Griffith University – Defining what controls cow urine leaching into waterways
- Sohinee Sarkar, Queensland University of Technology – Sticky fingers: E. coli superbug’s biofilm-forming weapon!
- Eleanor Velasquez, Queensland University of Technology – Pumice rafting: a hitchhiker’s guide to marine biodiversity
- Kathleen Beggs, Deakin University – Doing chemistry with carbon fibre in a microwave
- George Chen, the University of Melbourne – When ‘WHEY’ no longer equals waste
- Eric Pui Fung Chow, Alfred Health – HPV infection reduction in young men
- Enrico Della Gaspera, RMIT University – Researchers unlock new materials using (powerful) camera flashes
- Muhammad Awais Javed, Swinburne University of Technology – Do microorganisms eat metals?
- Yugeesh Lankadeva, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health – The hidden culprit behind kidney failure in sepsis
- Han Lin, Swinburne University of Technology – Store energy in graphene thin film
- Chun Hin Ng, Monash University – Plastics, Shining the Way for Hydrogen Power
- Berkay Ozcelik, CSIRO – Invisible films and pumped-up cells cure blindness!
- Jaclyn Pearson, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne – Never say die: sneaky, sweet talking bacteria
- Samuel Skinner, the University of Melbourne – Pushing s#!t – improving wastewater filtration
- Amy Winship, Hudson Institute of Medical Research – Novel fertility-preserving treatment for women with uterine cancer
- Lucy Forman, Curtin University – Subtle secrets of the Solar System
- Bonnie Furzer, University of Western Australia – Strength and hyper mobility in children
- Tegan Grace, University of Notre Dame – Maternal hypertension and preeclampsia affect longitudinal motor development
- Christine Groom, University of Western Australia – Community of Perth can help save Carnaby’s cockatoo
- Diego Milani, University of Notre Dame – Neuroprotective properties of poly-arginine peptides
- Charlotte Oskam, Murdoch University – The hidden bacterial world in Australian ticks
- Alison Ritchie, Curtin University – Pollinators are vital for reconnecting Perth’s threatened woodlands
- Favil Singh, Edith Cowan University – Benefits of exercise done before prostate cancer surgery
- Erica Suosaari, Bush Heritage Australia – Stromatolite provinces of Hamelin Pool
- Mona Awadalla, Flinders University – Genetic cause of small eyes found by Adelaide scientists
- Karen Best, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute – Fishing for a way to prevent allergy
- Eriita Jones, University of South Australia – A global map of surface materials on Mars
- Anna Leonard, University of Adelaide – Take the pressure down: new targets for spinal trauma
- Ramkrishna Nirola, University of South Australia – Green and Gold actually comes out more than that !
- Stephanie Plummer, University of Adelaide – Natural molecule helps brain heal itself after trauma!
- Malcolm Purdey, University of Adelaide – Sensors for Healthier Hearts and Babies
- Stephanie Shepheard, Flinders University – Urine holds the key to motor neuron disease
- Hannah Wardill, University of Adelaide – TLR4: the new pain in the gut for cancer patients
- Sharon Zivkovic, University of South Australia – Addressing societies most wicked problems with complexity science
We’re judging the NSW nominations now and will announce the 2016 Fresh Scientists for that state soon.