Student awards

Student awards

Inaugural UNSW Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD Theses

Five Garvan graduates have been selected for the inaugural UNSW Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Theses. The Dean's Award formally recognize the high quality PhD theses produced at UNSW. To receive this award, candidates must produce a thesis that in the opinion of both examiners is in the top 10% of PhD theses examined. 

The 2019 Garvan recipients were:

Name

Thesis Title

 

Deborah Burnett

Investigation into immune tolerance

 

Keeming Chia

Targeting the androgen receptor in breast cancer

 

Qian Du

DNA replication timing: impact on the cancer genome and epigenome

 

Katherine Giles

BRG1 ATP-Dependent Chromatin Remodelling in Prostate Cancer: Epigenetic Consequences

 

Simon Hardwick

Designing synthetic spike-in controls for next-generation sequencing and beyond

 

Stuart Furler Travel Awards

Stuart Furler was a long serving and highly respected scientist in Garvan’s Diabetes and Metabolism Division who died of pancreatic cancer in 2007. His family established the Travel Award in his memory, as a way of nurturing early career scientists.

Third year PhD students are eligible to apply for the Stuart Furler Travel Award, with winners receiving $5,000 to attend a major international conference relevant to their field of research, as well as to visit labs of potential collaborators.

2019 Winners

Andrew Law and Oliver Skinner

2018 Winners

Etienne Masle-Farquhar and Ghamdan Al Eryani

2017 Winners 

Deborah  Burnett and Simon Hardwick

2016 Winners

Claire Vennin and Ira Deveson

2015 Winners

Qian Du and Robert Shearer

2014 Winners

Jackie Lau and Louise Cottle

Garvan Thesis Prize

The Garvan Thesis prize formally recognizes one PhD graduate for their high quality PhD thesis and their research achievements during candidature.

Recent winners:

2019   Deborah Burnett

2018   Imogen Moran

2017   Claire Vennin

2016   Christoph Jandl

2015   Elisabeth Malle

2014   Saul Bert