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Queensland’s next Scientific generation celebrated

Queensland University of Technology -

Twelve bright young researchers from across Queensland will be recognised tonight with Young Tall Poppy Science Awards at the Science Celebration, during National Science Week. One of these winners will be named the Queensland Tall Poppy of the Year on the night.

These winners showcase the breadth of research being carried out across the state. From managing securing the future of our coastal ecosystems to understanding the workings of our brains, and improving surgical outcomes for all of us. Queenslanders will benefit from the breakthroughs being made by these Tall Poppies of Science in the years to come. 

“Many Young Tall Poppies go on to achieve even greater things and to become inspiring leaders in their field,” she said. “They also become role models by working with the education and community sectors to encourage greater engagement in science.” said AIPS General Manager, Ms Camille Thomson.

Key Facts and Figures

The Tall Poppy awards are run by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to honour up-and-coming scientists who combine world-class research with a passionate commitment to communicating science.
Twelve bright young researchers from across Queensland will be recognised


Young Tall Poppies are nominated by their peers and are early career researchers who have under ten years post-doctoral experience. Over 500 young scientists have been honoured nationally since the award was established in 2000.


Contact Details

Camille Thomson, AIPS General Manager, M. 0413 694 641

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