Best western: WA science awards

The West Australian Young Tall Poppy science awards were announced last night, including: Monika Murcha (UWA, molecular biology), Natasha Hurley-Walker (Curtin U, astrophysicist), Nicolas Hart (Edith Cowan U, oncology and carcinogenesis), Sofie De Meyer (Murdoch U, agricultural microbiology), Nadim Darwish (Curtin U, nanotechnology)

The 2017 Mitsubishi Innovators of the Year for Western Australia are also announced. The overall winner is a Curtin University research team led by professors Zora Singh (Environment and Agriculture) and Dr Alan Payne (Chemistry). They and their colleagues are honoured for ethylene blocking compounds that can extend the storage and shelf-life of horticultural produce.


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