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SCI 7 - Famous Scientists: Australian Scientists

 

Notable Female Scientists

Elizabeth Blackburn

A molecular biologist and Nobel Prize recipient. Renowned for her contribution to the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.

Liz Harry

A microbiologist pioneering fluorescence microscopy techniques.

Emma Johnston

A marine biologist researching human impact on marine life.

Tanya Monro

A physicist internationally renowned for her work in photonics.

Michelle Simmons

A quantum physicist labeled a pioneer in quantum computing.

Fiona Wood

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.

Graham Farquhar

A biophysicist and 2018 Senior Australian of the Year, known for his work relating to photosynthesis. 

Howard Florey

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.