Rowena Martin, BSB, has been awarded the Eureka Prize for Early Career Research for her work on the mechanism by which mutations in a particular protein gives rise to the phenomenon of chloroquine resistance in the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The $10,000 prize is awarded for outstanding scientific research conducted by an individual or groups of early career researchers who are 35 or younger.
In the same week Rowena has also been awarded one of three L’Oreal Australia Fellowships for women in science. The three L’Oreal Fellowship winners were selected from over 160 nominees. The Fellowships “are awarded to women who have shown scientific excellence in their career to date” and provide $20,000 “for early-career women scientists to consolidate their career and rise to leadership positions in science,”.