Dennis Lowther Award
The Dennis Lowther Award recognises a student member of the society who has demonstrated outstanding research contributions and communication.
This award is named after Dennis Lowther who established the connective tissue research group at Monash University in the 1960s and developed a strong graduate teaching program and student mentorship.
This award is open to applicants who:
are a financial student member of MBSANZ
register for the society conference and submit an abstract for a poster presentation
Applicants for this award apply at the time of submitting an abstract for a poster presentation at a society meeting by providing:
verification of their status as a student at a higher education institution
abstract submitted to the society conference for a poster presentation
Award review committee
Finalists are invited to give a poster presentation at the society conference. The award is determined by the selection committee chaired by the President and based on the poster presentation delivered at the society conference.
The Dennis Lowther Award for 2023 was awarded to Ellie Mok (Garvan Institute).
Ellie completed her Bachelor of Biomedical Science at UTS, before embarking on a Ph.D. under the supervision of A/Prof. Thomas Cox and Dr. Jessica Chitty at the Garvan. Ellie's major research interests include the role of extracellular matrix in pancreatic cancer as well as the role miRNAs play in regulating tumour matrix remodelling.