Awards

Please download the awards criteria and ensure you have met all requirements before emailing your application to the secretariat

Lorne Genome Mid-Career Awards (Sponsored by Millennium Science)

This year two Mid-Career Awards, sponsored by Millennium Science, have been established. There will be ONE female and ONE male winner. 

The Lorne Genome Mid-Career Awards will be granted to 2 mid-career researchers working in Australia with no more than 10 years postdoctoral research experience. The awards acknowledge outstanding contributions to Australian genomic research, including novel analytical concepts. The winners will both receive the opportunity to give an oral presentation at the conference and $1000 from Millennium.

Deadline is 9 November 2018. Please email your application to the secretariat.

Lorne Genome ECR Award

Awarded to the best ECR talk at the conference. The winner will receive a $500 cash award. Talks will be judged by the organising committee and selected audience participants.

Lorne Genome Student Award

The Lorne Genome Student Award is intended to encourage and reward research excellence in the field of genome biology. The winner receives the opportunity to give an oral presentation at the conference and a cash prize.

Eligibility criteria for this award is as follows:
Research must have been conducted by the student at an Australian institution and form part of their PhD thesis. Applicants must be enrolled as a PhD student at the time of application. Student must be available to attend the conference and present their research as a talk in a suitable session. Applications need to be sent to the secretariat and should include an abstract and statement outlining the contribution of the applicant to the project.

Deadline is 9 November 2018. Please email your application to the secretariat.

Student Travel Awards

Students and early career post-docs (<5 years post PhD) who would otherwise be unable to attend the meeting are eligible to apply for one of 5 Lorne Genome Travel Awards ($500 each). Please email the secretariat with your request for funding as well as a statement from your supervisor (including contact details) advising they support your application.

Deadline is 9 November 2018. Please email your application to the secretariat.

Julian Wells Medal

julian wells medalThe Julian Wells Medal and Lecture was established in recognition of the major contributions made by Julian Wells to the development of molecular biology in Australia, to the initiation and success of the Lorne Genome Conference and for his research in understanding genome organisation and function. Following his premature death in 1993, the Genome Conference resolved to commemorate Julian's contributions through the award of a bronze medallion and the presentation of a lecture at the Genome Conference.

Selection Criteria for the Julian Wells Medal

The Julian Wells Medal is awarded annually to a scientist who: 
Has made an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the organisation and expression of the genome.
Has made a major contribution to the development of this field of research in Australia.
Has supported and/or contributed to the Lorne Genome conference.

The focus of this award is on recognising the achievements of active scientists, rather than being a lifetime achievement award.