Prize-winning talk

Keynote speaker Professor Sir Marc Feldmann

Professor Sir Marc Feldmann, Chair of the Centenary Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board, is the keynote speaker at tonight’s Annual Meeting, which celebrates the strength of the Institute’s science.

He’ll discuss his prize-winning work understanding rheumatoid arthritis at the University of Oxford’s Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology.

Centenary researcher Professor Barbara Fazekas de St Groth will talk about her work on the ‘hygiene hypothesis’: the ecology of immuno-inflammatory disease. It’s the idea that we can be too clean and fail to train our immune system effectively.

Her Excellency Marie Bashir, Governor of New South Wales and Chancellor of the University of Sydney, a medical researcher by training, is presenting a range of prizes recognising the great work done by Centenary researchers in the past year, from PhD student papers to outstanding service to the Institute.

And Centenary Institute Chairman, the Hon Michael Egan is  announcing details of the 2nd Annual Centenary Lawrence Creative Prize. Named in honour of past Foundation chairman and advertising guru Neil Lawrence, it celebrates innovation and creativity in young Australian researchers.

The prize will open for nominations on Wednesday 15 August and closes on Monday 24 September. The winner will be receive his or her $25,000 award at a luncheon in November.

More details on the Lawrence Creative Prize can be found here.