New veski fellows arrive in Australia

22 August

October and November 2004 saw veski welcome back to Victoria its successful second and third Fellowship recipients in Professor Marcus Pandy and Dr. Gareth Forde.

Professor Marcus Pandy returned in November from the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Pandy will take up the Chair of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. His research involves finding new non-invasive methods for evaluating people's musculoskeletal health. The veski innovation fellowship of $400,000 is over five years.

Dr Gareth Forde is researching commercially viable ways to safely deliver vaccines and gene therapy products to patients via self-replicating molecules consisting of DNA fragments called plasmids. He returned to Victoria in October relocating from Cambridge University to join the Monash University Department of Chemical Engineering as a lecturer. The veski innovation fellowship of $200,000 is over three years.

These successful fellows join veski's inaugural recipient Professor Andrew Holmes. Professor Holmes has returned from Cambridge University and together with his research team will relocate to the Bio21 Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Institute.

Professor Holmes and his research team were the first in the world to discover polymeric light-emitting diodes. The material shows great promise as low voltage, lightweight light sources with a variety of applications in emergency lighting, static display panels and screens for laptops and portable televisions. His veski innovation fellowship is for $500,000 over five years.

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