The Victoria Prize celebrates leadership, determination and creativity. It also highlights the many ways in which research and development of international significance are conducted in Victoria.
Two prizes, both worth $50,000, will recognise an outstanding leader in life sciences and in physical sciences.
Both prizes will reward a scientific discovery or technological innovation, or a series of such achievements that significantly advances knowledge. The clear potential to produce a commercial outcome or other substantial benefit to the community will be highly regarded.
Last year’s Victoria Prize winners were:
- Professor Ana Deletic, a world leader in storm-water management and the only female professor of civil engineering in the Group of Eight universities
- Professor Terence (Terry) Speed, a bioinformatician from WEHI who is one of the world’s most-cited mathematicians.
More details at: www.veski.org.au/2013-Victoria-Prize