The Australian Museum (AM) has today announced the 51 finalists selected for Australia’s leading science awards, the 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. Finalists from across Australia are in the running for 16 AM Eureka Prizes across four categories, including excellence in Research and Innovation, Leadership, Science Engagement and School Science.
Known as the ‘Oscars’ of Australian science, the Eureka Prizes offer $160,000 in prize money, across a broad spectrum of research from environmental to innovative technologies, defence and mentoring.
- Pioneering findings on immune responses in COVID-19;
- Human respiratory emissions research, outlining the optimal design features of a high-performance, cloth face mask;
- The development of a livestock feed supplement eliminating methane production in agriculture and increasing productivity, offering a solution to two major global challenges: climate change and hunger;
- A world-first partnering of scientists and tourism operators to implement a coral restoration project that is reaping benefits for the Great Barrier Reef and communities that rely on it;
- A breakthrough 3D bio printing system that produces 3D cells with unprecedented cell viability and tunability — a game-changer for cancer research and therapeutic development;
- Findings from research into NSW’s devastating 2019-20 bushfires that are setting the future direction for fire management;
- An international program delivering highly efficacious intervention against dengue fever.
The AM Eureka Prizes winners will be announced on Thursday 7 October at a live broadcast event. The event will be open to all audiences and free to stream online. Register for the awards at australian.museum/eurekaprizes