Navigation Links
Solving big research questions with statistics wins 2012 Victoria Prize
Date:11/21/2012

Professor Terry Speed, a senior researcher at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, was today awarded a 2012 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation.

The $50,000 award for life sciences, presented by the Minister for Innovation, Louise Asher, recognised Professor Speed's more than 20-year career in bioinformatics, where he has used statistics to interpret biological data and help solve biomedical research questions.

Professor Speed heads the institute's Bioinformatics division, and also leads a research group at the University of California at Berkeley, US. During his career, he has developed new techniques that have been used in many fields of biological research including cancer, infectious diseases, immunology, and inherited diseases.

Professor Speed's bioinformatics expertise has led to his involvement in The Cancer Genome Atlas, a US-based project that is charting the genomic changes involved in more than 20 types of cancer. This will help understand different forms of cancer and find new ways to control them.

The director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Professor Doug Hilton, said he was delighted to see Professor Speed receive local recognition of his research achievements, given the high regard in which he is held internationally. "Terry's research has had a major and long-lasting impact on the biomedical research landscape," he said. "New biological research technologies can generate vast quantities of genetic information, and Terry's research has led to new ways to make sense of this, to solve important questions.

"In addition to being an exemplary researcher who has been acknowledged by many international awards, Terry is an outstanding mentor. He has trained many other well-regarded bioinformaticians who are now making their own contributions to research around the world. His achievements in biological research are truly significant and will be felt for decades to come."

Professor Speed said he was deeply honoured to receive the Victorian Government's highest award for science. "I am very grateful to the many wonderful researchers I have worked with, both in Australia and internationally," he said. "I would also like to thank my wife, Sally, for her support throughout my research career. "I am a product of the Victorian state education system and, having worked for many years in the United Kingdom and the United States, I am proud that for the past 15 years I have been able to pursue my research in Melbourne," Professor Speed said.

Professor Speed's achievements have been recognised by many awards, including the 2012 Thomson Reuters Citation Award, the inaugural National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Achievement Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research in 2007, an NHMRC Australia Fellowship in 2009, and the Australian Government Centenary Medal in 2001.


'/>"/>
Contact: Vanessa Solomon
solomon@wehi.edu.au
61-393-452-971
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists solving the mystery of human consciousness
2. Grant awarded to help improve problem-solving skills for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
3. Solving the mystery of how cigarette smoking weakens bones
4. Solving the Medical Mystery of Cold Feet
5. Solving a biological mystery
6. UCLA Brain Injury Research Center gets NCAA funding for research on sports concussions
7. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
8. Researchers develop a new cell and animal model of inflammatory breast cancer
9. Researchers uncover a viable way for colorectal cancer patients to overcome drug resistance
10. Sexually abused boys at risk for more unsafe sex: UBC research
11. Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Solving big research questions with statistics wins 2012 Victoria Prize
(Date:2/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 19, 2017 , ... ProBrand Glitch is a set of 30 ... ProBrand Glitch users can easily reveal any logo with a glitch reveal in just a ... control over the style and animation of each preset. Use these presets to add a ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Butler Mobility invited Ken Matthews to visit its ... products. Ken was impressed with the safety and reliability of the Stannah Stairlift ... his show. This endorsement by Ken Matthews can be heard on News Radio ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 , ... Smiles by ... Shopping Center in Davidson, NC. Dr. Brian Seese leads the practice as a skilled ... services under one roof. Smiles by Seese serves patients of all ages with excellence ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... Reimbursement , **An FDAnews Webinar**, Feb. 22, 2017 — 1:30 p.m. – ... reimbursement questions manufacturers should be asking before selecting an FDA approval pathway? ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Program ... , Trinity Health and the U.S. Soccer Foundation announced today that they have ... communities. Soccer for Success, the Foundation’s soccer mentoring program, teaches kids the fundamentals ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/16/2017)... 2017 The global preparative and process chromatography ... 2021 from USD 5.49 billion in 2016, at a ... of type, the preparative and process chromatography market is ... the process chromatography segment is expected to account for ... chromatography. Growth in this segment can primarily be attributed ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... , Feb. 16, 2017  Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ... the World,s Most Admired Companies within the Health Care: Pharmacy and ... named one of the World,s Most Admired Companies," said Tim ... by the commitment and passion of our 26,000 employees to make ... serve." ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. , Feb. ... Health Information Exchange (HIE), announced today it is partnering ... platform. HealthInfoNet,s HIE contains 98% of all Maine ... Maine hospitals and over 500 ambulatory ... of Directors, HealthInfoNet plans to deploy Orion Health,s Amadeus ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: