Awards

Please download the awards criteria and ensure you have met all requirements before emailing your application to the secretariat

Award applications are due Friday 22nd November 2019.

Lorne Genome Mid-Career Awards (Sponsored by Millennium Science)

This year two Mid-Career Awards, sponsored by Millennium Science, have been established. There will be ONE female and ONE male winner. 

The Lorne Genome Mid-Career Awards will be granted to 2 mid-career researchers working in Australia with no more than 10 years postdoctoral research experience. The awards acknowledge outstanding contributions to Australian genomic research, including novel analytical concepts. The winners will both receive the opportunity to give an oral presentation at the conference and $1000 from Millennium.

Deadline is 22nd November 2019. Please email your application to the secretariat.

Lorne Genome ECR Award

Awarded to the best ECR talk at the conference. The winner will receive a $500 cash award. Talks will be judged by the organising committee and selected audience participants.

Lorne Genome Student Award (Sponsored by Promega)

The Lorne Genome Student Award is intended to encourage and reward research excellence in the field of genome biology. The winner receives the opportunity to give an oral presentation at the conference and a cash prize.

Eligibility criteria for this award is as follows:
Research must have been conducted by the student at an Australian institution and form part of their PhD thesis. Applicants must be enrolled as a PhD student at the time of application. Student must be available to attend the conference and present their research as a talk in a suitable session. Applications need to be sent to the secretariat and should include an abstract and statement outlining the contribution of the applicant to the project.

Deadline is 22nd November 2019. Please email your application to the secretariat.

Student Travel Awards

Students and early career post-docs (<5 years post PhD) who would otherwise be unable to attend the meeting are eligible to apply for one of 5 Lorne Genome Travel Awards ($500 each). Please email the secretariat with your request for funding as well as a statement from your supervisor (including contact details) advising they support your application.

Deadline is 22nd November 2019. Please email your application to the secretariat.

Julian Wells Medal

The Julian Wells Medal and Lecture was established in recognition of the major contributions made by Julian Wells to the development of molecular biology in Australia, to the initiation and success of the Lorne Genome Conference and for his research in understanding genome organisation and function. Following his premature death in 1993, the Genome Conference resolved to commemorate Julian's contributions through the award of a bronze medallion and the presentation of a lecture at the Genome Conference.

Selection Criteria for the Julian Wells Medal

The Julian Wells Medal is awarded annually to a scientist who: 

  • Has made an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the organisation and expression of the genome.

  • Has made a major contribution to the development of this field of research in Australia.

  • Has supported and/or contributed to the Lorne Genome conference.

The focus of this award is on recognising the achievements of active scientists, rather than being a lifetime achievement award.

 
 

Past Award Winners

 
 

Lorne Genome Mid-Career Award

2000: John Mattick, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, QLD

2001: Levon Khachigian, School of Pathology, University of New South Wales, NSW

2002: Merlin Crossley, Department of Biochemistry, University of Sydney, NSW

2003: Hamish Scott, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC

2004: Sean Grimmond, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, QLD

2005: Frank Greutzner, Comparitive Genomics Group, Australian National University, ACT

2006: Jeff Craig, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, VIC

2007: No award given

2008: Ross Waller, University of Melbourne, VIC

2009: Stuart Macgregor, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD

2010: Lee Wong, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, VIC

2011: Luke Selth, University of Adelaide, Hanson Institute, SA

2012: Timothy Mercer, IMB, University of Queensland, QLD

2013: Rhys Allan, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, VIC

2014: Geoff Faulkner, Mater Medical Research Insitute, QLD

2015: Alicia Oshlack, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, VIC

2016: Alistair Forrest, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, WA

2017: Ozren Bogdanovic, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, VIC

2018: Marina Pajic, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, VIC

2019: Emily Wong, University of Queensland, QLD & Nathan Palpant, University of Queensland, QLD

Lorne Genome Mid-Career Award: Women in Science

2015: Marnie Blewitt, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC

2016: Alyson Ashe, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW

2017: Irina Voineagu, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences University of NSW

2018: Elizabeth Hinde, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne, VIC

Lorne Genome Student Award (Sponsored by Promega)

2010: Michael Tallack

2011: Gad Abraham, Hilary Martin, Megan Wright

2012: Sabine Jurado

2013: Jon Burdach, Tennille Sibbritt, Lorey Smitch

2014: Sam Buckberry, Farrah El-Saaffin, Laura Norton

2015: Katelyn Hayes, Catheryn Lim, Ksenia Skvortsova

2016: Scott Ritchie

2017: Natasha Jansz

2018: Qian Du, Rachel Woodhouse

2019: Brittany Croft

Lorne Genome ECR Award

2018: Hsiao Voon, Monash University, VIC

2019: Scott Berry, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Julian Wells Medal

1994: Bruce Stillman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

1995: Rob Saint, Department of Genetics, University of Adelaide, SA

1996: Grant Sutherland, Department of Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, SA

1997: Simon Easteal, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, ACT

1998: Peter Koopman, Centre for Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Queensland, QLD

1999: Human Genome Conference in Brisbane, No Lorne Genome Conference

2000: Frances Shannon, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, ACT

2001: David Bowtell, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, VIC

2002: David Tremethick, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, ACT

2003: Susan Clark, Sydney Cancer Centre, University of Sydney, NSW

2004: Rob Richards, ARC Special Centre for the Molecular Genetics of Development, University of Adelaide, SA

2005: Richard Harvey, The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, St Vincent's Hospital, NSW

2006: Geoff McFadden, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, VIC

2007: Richard Sturm, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, QLD

2008: Emma Whitelaw, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, QLD

2009: John Mattick, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, QLD

2010: Merlin Crossley, School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney, NSW

2011: Sean Grimmond, IMB, University of Queensland, QLD

2012: Jean Finnegan, CSIRO, Canberra, ACT

2013: Simon Foote, Macquarie University, NSW

2014: Thomas Preiss, John Curtain School of Medical Research, ACT

2015: Ross Hannan, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

2017: Jenny Graves, University of Canberra, ACT

2018: Greg Goodall, University of South Australia, SA

2019: Patrick Tam, Children's Medical Research Institute, NSW