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Our University of Sydney science researchers are tackling some of the world’s greatest problems. Discover how they're leading the way for a sustainable future.

Three University of Sydney researchers have been awarded Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science for respective research excellence in COVID-19, combatting addiction and breakthroughs in healing tissues and organs.

Professor Eddie Holmes

Eddie Holmes

Professor Eddie Holmes is the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

The ARC Australian Laureate Fellow is known for his work on the evolution and emergence of infectious diseases, particularly the mechanisms by which RNA viruses jump species boundaries to emerge in humans and other animals.

Professor Tony Weiss AM

Tony Weiss

Professor Tony Weiss AM is the recipient of the Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation.

Professor Weiss leads Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in the Charles Perkins Centre, and received an NHMRC / Investigator Grant for the project ‘Repairing soft tissues with engineered elastic biomaterials’.

Associate Professor Michael Bowen

Associate Professor Michael Bowen is the recipient of the Prize for New Innovators.

Associate Professor Bowen's research involves cutting-edge computational, cellular and preclinical research techniques to discover and develop novel pharmacotherapies for serious brain disorders that currently lack effective treatments.

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The University of Sydney has a proud record for research excellence in science, spanning chemisty and veterinary science through to quantum computing, space and astrophysics