Student recognised by “Junior Nobel Prize”

Anoushka Lal

Student Anoushka Lal has been named the regional winner of the Life Sciences category in the international Undergraduate Awards – often referred to as the "Junior Nobel Prizes" – for the Oceania region. The Undergraduate Awards are the largest academic awards program in the world, with 5,514 submissions from students at 244 universities across 40 countries this year alone.

The Global Winner is the highest-performing paper within its category, with the Regional Winners the highest-performing Highly Commended papers from their region within a category. The seven regions of the Undergraduate Awards 2016 program are: the Island of Ireland, Europe, USA and Canada, Latin America, Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

As the Regional Winner for Oceania, Ms Lal had the highest performing paper in the Oceania region in the Life Sciences category, for her paper entitled Inhibition of RNA Viruses Using Non-Nucleoside Inhibitors.

The Undergraduate Awards recognise excellent research and original work across the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts. They aim to celebrate and support the world's brightest and most innovative undergraduate students by recognising the best coursework and projects.