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Australia’s top young scientists recognised with ICM Agrifood Award

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Australia’s two top young scientists received the prestigious ICM Agrifood Award at the ATSE Innovation Dinner held in Melbourne, recognising their contribution to the Australian agriculture and food sector.

Dr Angela Van de Wouw and Dr Shu Kee Lam each received the Award, which was presented by Professor Lindsay Falvey FTSE from the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences on behalf of Mr Doug Shears FTSE.

“It is wonderful to see two very high calibre young scientists recognised and lauded for the wonderful research and its impact in industry,” Professor Falvey said.

“The insights delivered by their research has already led to significant practical on-farm and industry outcomes for the benefit the broader Australian agrifood industry.

Presented by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), one of the four Learned Academies of Australia that house the country’s top brains, the ICM Agrifood Awards is sponsored by ICM Agribusiness. The early-career Award is presented annually to the two most outstanding young Australian scientists or technologists, one male and one female, for their contribution to and achievement in a field critical to continued improvement of the overall Australian food sector.

“Initiated by a group of retired agricultural scientists, the Old Agriculture Fellows [oafs.live], the selection of winners for the Award is a scientifically rigorous and robust process, with some of Australia’s leading scientists and research elders on the selection panel.

“We received a veritable heap of applications, showing the strength and depth of research and development being undertaken in this important sector.

“Being able to recognise the efforts of this year’s Award recipients is an absolute pleasure and a reassurance that the future of food and Australia is in good hands.”

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