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11, Jun 2024

Another accolade for Amy Cain

Associate Professor Amy Cain from the Macquarie University node has been awarded the 2023 David Syme Research Prize for her groundbreaking research in biology.

Associate Professor Cain’s work, Molecular analysis of the pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii, to develop critical treatment strategies, was recognised as the best original research undertaken in Australia over the past two years in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry or geology.

The David Syme Research Prize includes a monetary award and a bronze medallion and is a highly competitive and prestigious honour. The Prize was established in 1904 through a donation to the University of Melbourne by David Syme, publisher of The Age newspaper.

Associate Professor Cain was among mid-career researchers nationally to be awarded Australian Research Council Future Fellowships and is a Australian Society of Microbiology Frank Fenner medallist and a 2022 Young Tall Poppy Science winner.