Outstanding researchers receive science awards

Five Monash researchers have been named winners of the 2020 Tall Poppy Science Awards, which recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence.

The awards went to Professor Yuming Guo, Dr Bei Bei, Dr Ayse Zengin from Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Dr Ben Henley and Associate Professor Francine Marques from Science.

The academics are highly awarded experts in their fields working on a diverse range of research projects.

The Tall Poppy Campaign was created in 1998 by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence and to encourage younger Australians to follow in the footsteps of our outstanding achievers.

It has made significant achievements towards building a more publicly engaged scientific leadership in Australia.

The Tall Poppy Campaign currently recognises the achievements of Australian scientists through the prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards and the biennial CSL Florey Medal.

The Victorian Young Tall Poppy Awards are expected to be held as a virtual event in early October.

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