The Bob Robertson Award recognises outstanding contributions to the field of biophysics in Australia and New Zealand. The award was inaugurated at the 26th Annual ASB meeting in 2002 to commemorate the contributions of Sir Rutherford (Bob) Robertson to the Society and to Australian science in general.Nominate Now
During his career, he was Chair of Botany at the University of Adelaide, a member of the executive of CSIRO and director of the Research School of Biological Sciences at ANU. One of his most significant contributions was the creation of the Australian Research Grants Committee (now the ARC) where he instituted a process for the competitive distribution of the funds.
In addition to his significant contributions to Plant Physiology, Sir Bob Robertson played an important role in the establishment of Australian science policies.View Bob's Profile on CSIROpedia
2019: Assoc/Prof Margaret Sunde
2017: Professor Leann Tilley
2016: Professor Michael Parker
2015: Professor Jamie Vandenberg
2014: Professor Alan Mark
2013: Professor Glenn King
2011: Professor Boris Martinac
2009: Professor Frances Separovic
2008: Professor Ray Norton
2007: Professor Cris dos Remedios
2006: Professor Peter Barry
2005: Professor Philip Kuchel
2004: Professor Peter Gage
2003: Professor Alex Hope
2002: Professor Hans Coster
The conditions of this annual award are as follows:
The Bob Robertson Award is open to all financial members of the Society meeting the eligibility criteria and is designed to recognise outstanding contributions to biophysics. While research contributions are of primary importance, other contributions, including biophysics teaching or service to the discipline, will also be considered. The research or other contribution should have been undertaken principally in Australia or New Zealand. There is no age limit on applicants for this award.
Once a nomination has been considered in two successive years, it would not normally be considered again in the next one or two years. A maximum of four nominations for a single candidate in a six-year period will be considered by the Award Committee.