Twenty-one SCMB students and graduates who achieved outstanding results in 2012 were honoured at the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences Student Awards Evening on 16 May 2013.smiling guests

The winners received prizes ranging from cash to books to membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

The inaugural Davies Collison Cave Biotechnology Prize for the best BBiotech performance was presented by SCMB Industry Advisory Board member, Dr Victor Argaet (a partner at Davies Collison Cave who specialises in biotechnology patents), to Elizabeth Czislowski.

Another new prize, The John Kapeleris Medal for Biotechnology, was presented by Dr Kapeleris, a SCMB alumnus, to Patrick Fortuna.

A third new prize, the Master of Molecular Biology and Master of Bioinformatics prize, sponsored by the School, was shared between Christopher Weir and Wai Soon Eng.

Special congratulations go to three individuals who were each received two awards: Sean Cuskelly, Timothy Zerk and Emily Furlong.

Dr Argaet gave an address on how his science training has helped build his career as a patent attorney, before guests enjoyed a cocktail function.

For many recipients, the evening represented an opportunity to take stock of their studies to date.

"The best part about my studies at SCMB has been, having the opportunity to interact with fantastic lecturers and other students who have similar interests to me" said dual award-winner Emily Furlong.

Emily is currently in the third year of a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

The School wishes to congratulate all award-winners.

Photo: Emily Furlong with her sponsor Shaun Kenny from Australian Laboratory Services.

To see more photos from the event, visit the Facebook album.

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