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.
Prime Minister's Prize for Science
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.
Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
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.
Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
Awarded to Dr Matthew Hill [579KB PDF] [273KB DOCX] for his work on the development of metal–organic frameworks for practical industrial application.
Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
Awarded to Mr Brian Schiller [618KB PDF] [408KB DOCX] from Seacliff Primary School in South Australia, for his contributions to science teaching and for taking it in new creative directions.
Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools
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.