Entries by Rochelle Gunn

Forrest Foundation researchers named finalists in 2021 Premier’s Science Awards

Two outstanding Forrest Foundation researchers have been named finalists in the 2021 Premier’s Science Awards. These prestigious awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding scientific research and engagement taking place in Western Australia. Dr Arman Siahvashi from the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Western Australia and the Future Energy Export CRC has been […]

Eight early-career researchers awarded Prospect Fellowships

The Forrest Foundation has awarded eight Prospect Fellowships to outstanding early-career researchers to enable them to undertake their innovative work in Western Australia. The Forrest Foundation funded 20 Prospect Fellowships over two rounds as an additional investment into Australia’s research community in response to the impact COVID-19 had on research funding.  The Prospect Fellowships provide […]

Vaccine research to help address ‘tsunami of food allergies and eczema’

By Liz McGrath Gladymar (Glady) Perez Chacon’s favourite place in Perth is the City Library. “My quiet time is spent reading, I love the library,” says softly spoken the Venezuelan-born Forrest scholar who’s completing her PhD in Public Health at Curtin University and the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases at the Telethon Kids […]

New Forrest scholars probe mysteries big and very small

The Forrest Research Foundation will inject world-class knowledge into the Western Australian research community,  with six new scholars to conduct their PhD research at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Curtin University and Edith Cowan University (ECU). Professor Paul Johnson, Warden of the Forrest Research Foundation, welcomed the new scholars and the potential discoveries their studies […]

Dr Jessica Buck – one of Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM

Forrest Fellow Dr Jessica Buck has today been named one of Australia’s official Superstars of STEM for her work into childhood brain cancer. Dr Buck’s work aims to find better treatments for kids with cancer. Dr Buck is one of 60 brilliant women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who want to step into the […]

Manou’s mind – the spark that may help shape our future electricity supply

By Liz McGrath German-born Manou Rosenberg smiles when she admits she gave living in Western Australia a ‘test run’, two years before she was selected as a Forrest Foundation Scholar. “I’d always been fascinated by Australia, without even really knowing why,” she says. “There was something about the vastness of the land that intrigued me.” […]