The society launched this initiative at the 2019 ASB meeting with the intention to provide financial support to ASB members with primary caring responsibilities whilst they are attending scientific conferences. The award is named in honour of Prof Jan Anderson (1932-2015), who was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, and was President of the Australian Society for Biophysics (1984-85).Nominate Now
After completing her studies in New Zealand, Jan undertook a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of California and then moved to Australia to work for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) at the Division of Plant Industry in Canberra.
By 1982 she had become Chief Research Scientist, a position she held until her retirement in 1995 and then continued as an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University.
Throughout her research career, Jan travelled and collaborated around the world and she was one of the most internationally recognized Australian plant scientists. Her research covered the molecular organisation of thylakoid membranes, the molecular mechanisms of light regulation in plants, and the structure and dynamics of photosystem II. Her academic leadership was acknowledged widely and recognized by her election to the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) in 1987 and the Royal Society in 1996.View Jan's Profile with the Australian Academy of Science
To apply, please send an email to the secretary (megan.o’firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
Applications are rolling and can be submitted at any time. For applications for the ASB 2021 conference, applications should be submitted before October the 15th.
The conditions of this annual award are as follows: