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The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science recognise the outstanding contributions our scientists, innovators and science teachers make to Australia's scientific and commercialisation capabilities.
The 2014 prizes were awarded by the Prime Minister on 29 October 2014.
2014 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science winners. (Left to right) Matthew Hill, Ryan Lister, Ingrid Scheffer, Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Minister Ian Macfarlane, Sam Berkovic, Geoff McNamara, Brian Schiller.
Jointly awarded to Laureate Professor Sam Berkovic AC and Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO [712KB PDF] [566KB DOCX] for their contribution to the study of epilepsy, its diagnosis, management and treatment.
Awarded to Professor Ryan Lister [712KB PDF] [566KB DOCX] for his contribution to the understanding of gene regulation and its potential to change agriculture and the treatment of disease and mental health.
Awarded to Mr Geoff McNamara [595KB PDF] [394KB DOCX] from Melrose High School in the Australia Capital Territory for his contributions to science teaching and inspiring students in science—wherever their further studies and careers may take them.