Women at scientific forefront awarded new VESKI Innovation Fellowships

VESKI – Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation – has awarded its latest Innovative Fellowships to two outstanding woman scientists.

VESKI was established with a $10 million endowment from the Victorian Government to entice talented expatriates home.

After seven years in the U.K. (Edinburgh, Cambridge and Oxford Universities), VESKI Fellow Dr. Cait MacPhee, will return home to Victoria to continue her ground-breaking research into the development of new materials by mimicking the way nature’s proteins self-assemble and heal.

As well VESKI Fellow Dr. Alyssa Barry has returned from New York to join a team in the International Health Research Unit at the Burnet Institute where she is continuing her research into the study of genes relating to the malaria parasite in the hope of developing a vaccine against the infection.

For more information: VESKI,

Julia Page,

Tel: +61 3 9635 5700, www.veski.org.au