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Notable Female Scientists
Liz Harry A microbiologist pioneering fluorescence microscopy techniques. Emma Johnston
A marine biologist researching human impact on marine life.
A physicist internationally renowned for her work in photonics.
A quantum physicist labeled a pioneer in quantum computing.
A plastic surgeon who invented "spray-on" skin for burn victims.
Aussie Inventions that Changed the World
Notable Male Scientists
Macfarlane Burnet A virologist best known for his contributions to immunology. Graeme Clark A Professor of Otolaryngology known for inventing a multiple-channel cochlear implant. Peter Doherty
An expert in microbiology and immunology, Doherty is renown for his contribution to the discovery of how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells.
A biophysicist and 2018 Senior Australian of the Year, known for his work relating to photosynthesis.
A famous pharmacologist and pathologist due to his involvement in the development of penicillin.
Alan MacKay-Sim A biomedical scientist specialising in adult stem cell research, and winner of the 2017 Australian of the Year. Barry James Marshall A physician and Nobel Laureate credited alongside Robin Warren with the discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which is a factor of peptic ulcers.
Robin Warren A pathologist and Nobel Laureate credited alongside Barry James Marshall with the discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which is a factor of peptic ulcers.