Appointments, achievements

of the day

The Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes and the Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation announce winners of their “near-miss” researcher funding pilot. It provides $74 000 to “best eligible but unfunded” researchers, people who missed out on National Health and Medical Research Council emerging leader grants.  They are, * Sarah Bendall (Uni Melbourne) * Richard Birkinshaw (the MRI formerly known as Walter and Eliza Hall) *  Karen Caeyenberghs (Deakin U) * Laura Hart (Uni Melbourne) * Eliza Hawkes (Monash U) * Kathryn Hayward (Uni Melbourne) * Anne-Marie Laslett (La Trobe U) * Alisa Pedrana (Burnet Institute) * Bridgette Semple (Monash U) * Sheena Sullivan (Melbourne Health) * Nicole Van Bergen (Murdoch Children’s RI)

Shane Ellis (Uni Wollongong) wins the inaugural Jochen Franzen Award from the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation appoints Brajesh Singh (Western Sydney U) to the Intergovernment Technical Panel on Soils.

of the week

Jennifer Luke (Uni Southern Queensland) receives an outstanding career practitioner award from the Asia Pacific Career Development AssociationHer USQ colleague, Peter McIlveen receives a lifetime achievement award.

The Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society announces its 2022 awards. Lifetime contribution: Young investigator: Trevor Chong (Monash U). Lifetime contribution: Frini Karaayandis (Uni Newcastle). Emerging researcher: Kelsey Perrykkad (Monash U), Angela Renton (Uni Queensland)

Chie Adachi becomes dean of digital education at Queen Mary University of London. She moves from Deakin U.

Craig Baillie is the inaugural head of Uni Southern Queensland’s School of Agriculture and Environmental Science.

Neal Menzies will be PVC Sciences at Griffith U, moving from Uni Queensland.

Murdoch U freshwater ecologist Robyn Paice is the new chair of the Busselton Water Board.

AC and AOs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List were in CMM for Tuesday, HERE .

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute announces the Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (MCCB) Division Awards. Christopher Burns (biotech company MycRx): Adrien Albert Award (“the premier award”). Tristan Reekie (UNSW Canberra) and Elizabeth New (Uni Sydney): medical chemistry/medical biology award). Charlotte Franck (Uni Sydney) best thesis.

Clare Wright becomes La Trobe U’s professor of public engagement.