Awards and Gifts

Please join me in congratulating the following recipients of prestigious awards in recognition of their hard work and talent:  
- Professor Fabienne Mackay
- Associate Professor Danny Hatters
- Dr Russell Howard
- Lachlan Cain and Catherine Gourley
- Dr Tu Nguyen-Dumont

Details of the awards are as follows:

Recipients Award Details
Professor Fabienne Mackay Our Head of School, Fabienne Mackay, was one of 50 Victorian women whose careers were celebrated as part of International Women's Day. Subscribers to the Herald Sun can read the original article here
Associate Professor Danny Hatters Danny Hatters awarded Human Frontier Science Program Program Grant

The very highly regarded HFSP program grants are for collaborative research involving individuals from different countries, and who are from different disciplines.

Dr Russell HowardRussell was presented with The Grimwade Medal for Biochemistry which is funded by the Russell and Mab Grimwade Miegunyah Fund to promote the discipline of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne by attracting a stellar international biochemist to visit the University, deliver a lecture and receive the award.  Click here for details.
Lachlan Cain and Catherine GourleyKeyes-Pearce Microbiology and Immunology Laboratory Experience Award
Dr Tu Nguyen-Dumont

Dr Tu Nguyen-Dumont received a Career Development Fellowship from the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The NBCF will be funding Tu's research program which is aimed at better understanding the genes used in genetic tests to maximise the potential of genetic testing, and ensure better outcomes for families at genetic risk of breast cancer.