Dr Kathryn Holt receives an honorific award from the Australian Academy of Science

Dr Kathryn Holt from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has been named the Gottschalk Medallist at the Australian Academy of Science’s annual honorific awards.

Dr Kathryn HoltDr Holt was recognised for her work on the evolution of pathogens in response to exposure to antibiotics, vaccine-induced immunity or natural host immunity. Her work has provided important advances in understanding disease transmission, control of infection and informs public health policy and practice.

Each year, the Australian Academy of Science presents the awards to recognise scientific excellence among Australian researchers, from those in the early stages of their career to those who have made life-long achievements in their field.

Sixteen researchers working in the fields of microbiology, applied mathematics, earth science, materials engineering, astronomy, chemistry, evolutionary biology and fluid dynamics also received awards alongside Dr Holt.

The awards will be formally presented at the Academy’s annual three day celebration of Australian science, Science at the Shine Dome, in Canberra during May 2017.