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16 Aug 2021
New Fellows to drive discovery in Western Australia
A scientist passionate about preventing future pandemics, a researcher looking to ‘future proof’ Australia’s kelp forests and a chemical engineer focused on improving the process of hydrogen liquefaction are all...
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16 Aug 2021
New Forrest Research Foundation Fellows to drive discovery in Western Australia
A scientist passionate about preventing future pandemics, a researcher looking to ‘future proof’ Australia’s kelp forests and a chemical engineer focused on improving the process of hydrogen liquefaction are all recipients of the prestigious 2022 Forrest Fellowships.
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4 Aug 2021
Forrest Foundation researchers named finalists in 2021 Premier’s Science Awards
Two outstanding Forrest Foundation researchers have been named finalists in the 2021 Premier’s Science Awards. These prestigious awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding scientific research and engagement taking place in...
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Foundation news|
22 Jul 2021
Deep-sea sponges set to inspire future construction designs
A group of international researchers has shown that the unique skeletal structure of a deep-sea sponge can inspire the design of future skyscrapers. In an article published in Nature today, researchers show...
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7 Jul 2021
Iron awe. How Dr Marcus Korb’s work in developing iron catalysts for materials, medicines and more could change the way we use base metals
“Going to primary school where your grandfather is the head of the school had its good side and bad side,” says Dr Marcus Korb with a touch of irony.
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1 Jun 2021
Eight early-career researchers awarded Prospect Fellowships
The Forrest Foundation has awarded eight Prospect Fellowships to outstanding early-career researchers to enable them to undertake their innovative work in Western Australia. The Forrest Foundation funded 20 Prospect Fellowships...
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12 Apr 2021
Vaccine research to help address ‘tsunami of food allergies and eczema’
By Liz McGrath Gladymar (Glady) Perez Chacon’s favourite place in Perth is the City Library. “My quiet time is spent reading, I love the library,” says softly spoken the Venezuelan-born...
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20 Jan 2021
New Forrest scholars probe mysteries big and very small
The Forrest Research Foundation will inject world-class knowledge into the Western Australian research community,  with six new scholars to conduct their PhD research at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Curtin...
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14 Dec 2020
Overcoming giant obstacles to help create the building blocks of next generation electronics
By Liz McGrath For Masnun Naher, the road to a career in science has been more difficult than that of many of the people she has come to know as...
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3 Dec 2020
Dr Jessica Buck – one of Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM
Forrest Fellow Dr Jessica Buck has today been named one of Australia’s official Superstars of STEM for her work into childhood brain cancer. Dr Buck’s work aims to find better...
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3 Nov 2020
Manou’s mind – the spark that may help shape our future electricity supply
By Liz McGrath German-born Manou Rosenberg smiles when she admits she gave living in Western Australia a ‘test run’, two years before she was selected as a Forrest Foundation Scholar....
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26 Oct 2020
Forrest Foundation responds to COVID with 13 new research fellowships
The Forrest Research Foundation has responded to the research funding crunch caused by COVID-19 by appointing 13 post-doctoral Prospect Fellows to continue their outstanding research at Western Australian universities. Prospect...
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