ATA Scientific Travel Award Winners – Feb 2012

This year, the decision for our Jan 2012 Travel Award winners was not an easy one with many great articles submitted. We would like to thank all those that participated. The next Travel Award for Feb/Mar 2012 is now open and available on our website. Please click here for further information.

Congratulations to our first prize winner Ms Celeste Donato, a PhD Scholar at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, earning her degree from La Trobe University, under her supervisor A/Prof Carl Kirkwood. The Enteric Virus Research Group that Celeste is a member of investigates viral pathogens and their role in several gastrointestinal diseases important in children, including acute gastroenteritis and Crohn’s disease.

Excited to be awarded the prize, Celeste told ATA Scientific these funds will be used to assist her in attending the 11th International Symposium of double stranded RNA viruses to be held in November 2012.

The winning article submitted by Celeste was in response to our competition focused on an imaginary letter to the Minster for Science and is
attached here.

Congratulations to our second prize winner Ivan Wong (PhD student, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, The University of New South Wales; Supervisor Prof Brett Neilan ) Read article

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