The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science were awarded by the Prime Minister on 18 October 2017.
Prizes for research
- Prime Minister's Prize for Science awarded to Professor Jenny Graves AO [691KB PDF] [381KB DOCX] for her pioneering investigations of the genetics of sex.
- Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year awarded to Professor Jian Yang [655KB PDF] [141KB DOCX] for creating ways to understand inherited traits and the human genome.
- Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year awarded to Professor Dayong Jin [672KB PDF] [151KB DOCX] for his work in creating new technologies to image the processes of life.
Prizes for innovation
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation awarded to Professor Eric Reynolds AO [640KB PDF] [386KB DOCX] for inventing and commercialising ‘Recaldent’—a product based on his discovery of a protein in dairy milk that repairs and strengthens teeth.
Prizes for science, mathematics or technology teaching
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools awarded to Mr Neil Bramsen [741KB PDF] [594KB DOCX] for his his innovative partnerships with scientists, the community and other schools to foster students’ enthusiasm, knowledge and skills in science.
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools awarded to Mr Brett McKay [673KB PDF] [495KB DOCX] for his achievements in inspiring his students to love science and to use it in their daily lives.