Eureka Prize 2022

Three Centre to Impact AMR researchers were recognised for their contributions to Australian science by receiving nominations for prestigious Eureka prizes in 2022.

The Eureka awards ceremony held on 31st August in Canberra was attended by three researchers from the Centre to Impact AMR. Professor Chris Greening was nominated for the Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher for his work mapping the microorganisms responsible for methane cycling in diverse environments. Professor Catriona Bradshaw and Professor Chris Fairley were also in attendance with their team having been nominated for the prize for Infectious Disease Research for their work on the transmission, detection and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

The Australian Museum Eureka prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, recognising and rewarding excellence in the fields of research and innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science. This year 45 entries were shortlisted for the fourteen awards given to individuals and teams.

The Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research was awarded to the team of Associate Professor Eric Chow, Professor Christopher Fairley, Professor Catriona Bradshaw, Professor Jane Hocking, Professor Deborah Williamson and Professor Marcus Chen, from Monash University and the University of Melbourne. The team of researchers, who focus on sexually transmitted diseases, have coordinated efforts across diagnostic and academic labs to follow transmission pathways and design interventions to interrupt these. The translation of their findings into effective treatment practice is also reducing the over prescription of antibiotics and turning the tide on the increasing prevalence of multi-drug resistant sexually transmitted infections.

Eureka Prize Winners