ACT Scientist of the Year

Recipient

Year awarded

2017

Awarding institution

The ACT Government

Dr Kai Chan from the ANU Research School of Biology has been named 2017 ACT Scientist of the Year by Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA at a ceremony as part of National Science Week.

The ACT Scientist of the Year Award aims to inspire young people to consider a career in science and STEM more broadly.

Dr Chan's research looks at the effect of drought conditions on plants, and the ways by which some plants can sense drought stress.

He said it was an honour to be named as the ACT Scientist of the Year, following on from 2016 winner Dr Ceridwen Fraser from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society, and Dr Colin Jackson from the ANU Research School of Chemistry who won the award in 2015.

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