Centenary Institute 2017 Annual General Meeting


Centenary Institute 2017 Annual General Meeting – Commercialising our discoveries

The Opening Address and Welcome by Centenary’s Chairman Joseph Carrozzi was followed by an introduction and reflection by our Executive Director, Professor Mathew Vadas AO.

Presentations by three of Centenary’s brilliant young scientists captured our discoveries and advancements.

  • Associate Professor Jeff Holst, Head of Centenary’s Origins of Cancer Program
  • Dr Ben Roediger, Head of our Skin Inflammation Group
  • Dr Yang Zhao, Vascular Biology Program

Professor Brendan Murphy, Australian Government Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health presented the Keynote Address and was followed by the annual staff scientific excellence and achievement award presentations.

2016 Axel Ullrich Award (Highest Impact Factor for a paper – Centenary staff must be 1st author)

Dr Richard Bagnall, Molecular Cardiology Program

2016 Student Paper Award (Highest Impact Factor for a student paper – Student  must be 1st author)

Dr Michelle van Geldermalsen, Origins of Cancer Program

2016 Paper with Highest Citations (Centenary Paper with Highest Citations)

Professor Wolfgang Weninger, Head of the Immune Imaging Program and Assistant Director (161 citations)

2016 Centenary Institute Advocacy Award

The Advocacy Award has been established to recognise a member of the Centenary team who raises community awareness about the work and discoveries of the Institute. Through giving of their time and energy to promote the Institute.

Serena Stewart, Fundraising and Marketing Manager

2016 Team Excellence Award

The Team Excellence Award has been established to acknowledge and publicly recognise a team who has come together to contribute positively to the life of Centenary by accomplishing a collaborative project/initiative that significantly contributes positively to the goals of the Centenary Institute.

Fundraising and Marketing Team

2016 Translation & Commercialisation

The Translation and Commercialisation Award is designed to recognise achievements made in the area of translation and commercialisation. Research that is on track to impact in clinic practice and benefit the community and or be on track for commercialisation.

Dr Ben Roediger, Head of the Skin Inflammation Group

2016 The Bob Torburn Award for Outstanding Service

The Bob Thorburn Outstanding Service Award has been established to acknowledge employees who consistently strive to go above and beyond their role and contribute positively to the goals of the Centenary Institute.

Nan Herlihen, HR Manager

Scientific Image Prize

1st Place – That’s how eye roll

Description – The composite image highlights blood vessels (grey) and surrounding tissue (blue) in the developing eye of the embryo.

Creator – Dr Rohit Jain, Immune Imaging

2nd Place – Dapibus duplicare

Decription – Every one counts

Creator – Christine Yee, Liver Cell Bioloy Laboratory

3rd Place – Cyro

Description – A scientist retrieves samples from liquid nitrogen storage.

Creator – Dr Stuart Gallagher, Melanoma Oncology and Immunology Program

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