Prof Mibel Aguilar receives the 2018 McAuley-Hope Award

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At the recent 2018 joint meeting of the Australian Society for Biophysics and the Asian Biophysics Association, Professor Mibel Aguilar was awarded the McAulay-Hope Prize for Original Biophysics. Prof Aguilar is a Biophysical Chemist at Monash University working across many disciplines and her current research is focused on biomembrane nanotechnology and peptidomimetic drug design, which she showcased in her talk entitled "Biomembrane Plasticity – what, how and why of membrane structure and function".

Life membership for Prof Frances Separovic

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At the 2018 ASB meeting, Prof Frances Separovic was awarded life membership of the Australian Society for Biophysics. Prof Separovic joined the ASB in 1979 and since then has attended many ASB meeting. Prof Separovic is a Biophysical Chemist at the University of Melbourne where is she leads a research group investigating biological membranes and their interactions with peptides and other macromolecules using NMR. Prof Separovic is also a 'Trailblazer for Women in Science'. In 2005, she became the first female chemistry professor in Victoria and in 2017 was recognised as a IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry. She is the current secretary of the Biophysical Society.