High achieving students recognised at SBMS prize giving ceremony

11 Jul 2016

Prize Giving CeremonyFamily and friends of the School’s 2015 award winning students were welcomed to the SBMS annual Public Lecture and Prize Giving Ceremony on May 20 to celebrate their achievements.

This year’s public lecture was presented by leading international cancer expert Professor Ross Hannan from the Australian National University.

Cancer is the number one cause of death in Australia and Professor Hannan spoke about current research breakthroughs in his public lecture Cancer Wars: the force is strong with this one.

Professor Hannan and his research group have developed the world’s first selective inhibitors of Pol I transcription, a new class of therapeutic drugs, which are currently being tested in Phase1 clinical trials for the treatment of haematological malignancies (blood cancers).

The SBMS annual Prize Giving Ceremony followed the public lecture and more than 20 SBMS students were recognised for their outstanding academic achievements during 2015.

Students were presented with prizes for a range of academic achievements, including high achievement in: the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) degree; individual courses such as BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms and BIOM2011 Integrative Cell & Tissue Biology; and third year streams such as Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology and Developmental Biology.

The School is very grateful for the ongoing support of the SBMS patrons who generously sponsor our annual prizes, which are very much appreciated by the students who receive them.

The prize winners and their families and friends took the opportunity to informally meet and mingle with SBMS academic staff during refreshments following the award ceremony.