Professor Maria Kavallaris among 45 Eureka Prize finalists

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The Australian Museum today announced the 45 finalists selected for Australia’s leading science awards, the 2022 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Greek Australian Professor Maria Kavallaris is one of those finalists and is in the running alongside three other leading Australian scientists for the University of Technology Sydney Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers.

Professor Kavallaris is the founding director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine at the University of New South Wales, head of the Translational Cancer Nanomedicine Theme at the Children’s Cancer Institute and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) principal research fellow.

Professor Kavallaris in her element as she does research for children’s cancer. Source: The Daily Telegraph.

She is internationally recognised as an expert in the cancer microtubule and drug resistance field.

Through a creative program of structured plus individualised mentorship, she has fostered a new generation of research leaders in cancer research and nanomedicine; one that is passionate, innovative and committed to ‘paying it forward.’

Following the award announcement, Professor Kavallaris told The Greek Herald that “the greatest highlight of my career has been the privilege to mentor early career researchers.”

The Eureka Prizes are the nation’s most comprehensive science awards, offering $140,000 in prize money across a broad spectrum of research, from environmental to innovative technologies, citizen science, leadership and mentoring.

The winners of the 2022 AM Eureka Prizes will be announced on Wednesday, August 31 at an awards ceremony held at the Australian Museum.

READ MORE: Professor Maria Kavallaris looks into how COVID technology can lead to new cancer cures.

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