Fresh Science 2015 state winners


In 2015 Fresh Science ran in each of the mainland states, with support from research organisations and universities in each state. For the first year, there were two Queensland events: North Queensland (Townsville) and Southeast Queensland (Brisbane). Out of the 180 nominations, here are the finalists from each event:

Fresh Science North Queensland (Townsville)

  • Geoffrey Collins, James Cook University + Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Jeremy Goldberg, James Cook University / CSIRO
  • Carly Kenkel, The Australian Institute of Marine Science
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  • Samantha Munroe, James Cook University
  • Yui Sato, Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Michael Sheridan, James Cook University
  • Patrick Tucker, Central Queensland University
  • Phurpa Wangchuk, James Cook University
  • Sue-Ann Watson, James Cook University

This was the first year that Fresh Science ran in North Queensland. Fresh Science North Queensland was held at James Cook University (training) and Molly Malone’s Irish Hotel (public challenge event) and was supported by James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Fresh Science NSW

Over 50 early-career researchers nominated for Fresh Science NSW, which was held at the Australian Museum (training) and Three Wise Monkeys Hotel (public challenge event) and was supported by the Australian Museum and the University of New South Wales.

Fresh Science South Australia

Fresh Science South Australia was held at the South Australian Museum (training) and Lion Hotel (public challenge event) and was supported by the South Australian Museum, Flinders University, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.

Fresh Science Southeast Queensland (Brisbane)

  • Emma Gee Kee, Child Health Research Centre (Formerly QCMRI) and the University of Queensland
  • Katarzyna Koziara, The University of Queensland
  • Jia LI, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Sheng Li, Griffith University
  • Porun Liu, Griffith University
  • Indira Prasadam, Queensland University of Technology
  • Linda Rehaume, The University of Queensland
  • Adam Taylor, Griffith University
  • Pegah Varamini, The University of Queensland
  • Vera Weisbecker, The University of Queensland

Fresh Science Southeast Queensland was held at the Queensland Museum (training) and at the University of Queensland (public challenge event) and was run by eConnect.

Fresh Science Victoria

  • Ye Chen, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Alexander Davenport, Peter Mac Cancer Centre
  • Daniel Drumm, RMIT University
  • Adrian Lai, The University of Melbourne
  • Fatemeh Malekipour, The University of Melbourne
  • Sahar Naghashian, Deakin University
  • Philipp Reineck, RMIT University
  • Ebonie Rio, Monash University
  • Marta Rubio Martinez, CSIRO
  • Hosna Tashakkori, The University of Melbourne

Fresh Science Victoria was held at Scienceworks (training), Melbourne Museum (schools forum) and the Kelvin Club (public event) and was supported by Museums Victoria, Bio-Medical Research Victoria and the Office of the Victorian Lead Scientist.

Fresh Science Western Australia

Fresh Science Western Australia was held at the Western Australian Museum (training) and Brisbane Hotel (public challenge event) and was supported by the Western Australian Museum, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame, Australia.

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