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Academy of Science 2024 Honorific Awards won by Society Fellows

Pprofessor Anthony Weiss and Professor Anita Ho-BaillieProfessor Anthony Weiss AM FRSN FTSE, the McCaughey Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology of the University of Sydney, and Professor Anita Ho Baillie FRSN, the John Hooke Chair in Nanoscience, also at the University of Sydney,  have been named as winners in the Academy of Science (AAS) Honorific Awards for 2024. 

Professor Anthony Weiss, the winner of the 2021 Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation, was awarded the  2024 AAS Ian Wark Medal and Lecture — one of the Academy's career-level honorific awards — for his international leadership on studies and applications of the key human elastic protein needed for resilience and recoil in skin and blood vessels.

Professor Anita Ho-Baillie, the winner of the RSNSW Warren Prize in 2022,  was awarded the 2024 Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science — one of the Academy's mid-career honorific awards — for her pioneering development of next-generation solar cells that will play a key role in the transition to a carbon-free-economy.

The links above access the AAS citations for these two outstanding researchers together with a short video on their contributions to science.

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW warmly congratulates these two outstanding scientists on this recognition of the impact of their work.

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