BABS students shine at Science Postgraduate Research Competition


The 2017 UNSW Science Postgraduate Research Competition was held on Wednesday 26 July, with more than 70 students participating. We are extremely proud to announce that two BABS students were recognised for their fantastic performances, Alice Russo (supervisor Prof Peter White) taking out one of the three first prizes and Laurence Luu (supervisor A/Prof Ruiting Lan) one of the three runners up.

The prize money of $5000 can be used to travel to international conferences or go on research visits. The winners will also represent the Faculty at the UNSW Three Minute Thesis Competition on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

Our students' entries were:

  • Alice Russo (School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences) in Climate, Environment and Sustainability category. Title: Ancient viruses provide insights for cane toad biocontrol
  • Laurence Luu (School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences) in Health, Lifestyle and Ageing category. Title: How is the whooping cough bacterium evolving to beat the vaccine?

Laurence Luu and Alice Russo, 4th and 5th from left

Science broadcaster and presenter of The Science Show on ABC Radio National, Robyn Williams, was a celebrity judge of the event and plans to highlight the research of some of the students on his program. 

Read the full story on the Science Faculty News Site.