Three AU$25,000, one-year fellowships for early-career women scientists.

The 2014 Fellows have been announced—click to learn more

Read profiles of our Fellows below.

Dr Elena Tucker | Dr Vanessa Kellermann | Dr Cara Doherty

2014 - Dr Elena Tucker

Solving genetic disease mysteries

2014 - Dr Vanessa Kellermann

How flies can help us predict the future

2014 - Dr Cara Doherty

Clean water with crystals

2013 - Dr Misty Jenkins

When killing saves lives: our immune system at work

2013 - Dr Kathryn Holt

Tracking the spread of deadly diseases

2013 - Dr Joanne Whittaker

How Australia and India broke up -100 million years ago

2012 - Dr Suetonia Palmer

Giving patients more control of their lives

2012 - Dr Kylie Mason

New treatments for blood cancers

2012 - Dr Baohua Jia

More efficient solar cells with quantum dots

2011 - Tracy Ainsworth

The complex life of coral

2011 - Georgina Such

A smarter way to deliver drugs

2011 - Eve McDonald-Madden

Can we save the tiger with mathematics?

2010 - Rowena Martin

Fighting back against malaria

2010 - Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat

How does breast cancer start?

2010 - Deanna D’Alessandro

Mopping up gases

2009 - Zenobia Jacobs

How did we get here?

2009 - Tamara Davis

On the hunt for dark energy

2009 - Marnie Blewitt

Reading the Genome

2008 - Natalie Borg

Crystallising a career in immunology

2008 - Erika Cretney

Unravelling the complexity of the immune system

2008 - Angela Moles

Big ecology: from tundra to rainforest, desert to savanna

2008 - Amanda Barnard

Are nanoparticles safe?

2007 - Sarah Pryke

Life and love amongst the finches

2007 - Jenny Gunton

Could Vitamin D have a role in diabetes?

2007 - Ilana Feain

School girls join study to understand black holes and the birth of stars

2007 - Catriona Bradshaw

New ways of looking at old diseases

NZ forum addresses gender imbalance in science

14 August 2014

L’Oréal hosts fellows at inaugural Girls in Science event Recent global statistics* confirm the world’s science community has a gender imbalance with twice as many male school leavers as females graduating with a science degree. L’Oréal New Zealand is working to reduce the disparity by encouraging senior schoolgirls to consider science as a career. Today’s [...]

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2014 L’Oréal for Women in Science Fellows to be announced Tuesday 12 August

6 August 2014

This year’s $25,000 L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships will be awarded next Tuesday evening at a Ceremony at the newly opened Jardin Tan at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens Observatory. This year’s Fellows are inspiring young women, tackling problems in diverse fields of science. And they’re not alone – this year [...]

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Two weeks to apply for ANZ Fellowships; and ‘fighting the postdocalypse’

8 April 2014

Posted on behalf of Samantha Hass (Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand) L’Oréal’s global For Women in Science program is in full swing for 2014. In Australia and New Zealand we’re in the final stages of applications for our three $AU25,000 Fellowships. Please encourage your best early career researchers to [...]

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Five international Laureates recognised; two weeks to apply for ANZ Fellowships

8 April 2014

Posted on behalf of Samantha Hass (Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand) L’Oréal’s global For Women in Science program is in full swing for 2014. In Australia and New Zealand we’re in the final stages of applications for our three $AU25,000 Fellowships. Please encourage your best early career researchers to [...]

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2013 Fellows at work – Jo Whittaker: rocking geophysics

4 April 2014
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Recently boosted by winning a prestigious ARC award, Jo is working to understand how plumes of molten rock drive the movement of continents, and how the internal workings of the planet form the landscapes on the surface. Her three-year, $389,339 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award is allowing her to develop and strengthen collaborations with [...]

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2013 Fellows at work – Kat Holt: childhood diarroea

4 April 2014
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In the past six months, Kat has been awarded an NHMRC grant and a four-year fellowship worth more than $1 million, and was one of two scientists highlighted in the Prime Minister’s speech announcing the funding round. “I’ll use these funds to study an emerging form of E. coli bacteria that causes diarrhoea in children [...]

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2013 Fellows at work – Misty Jenkins: targeting assassins

4 April 2014
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Misty’s work on killer T cells continues, now supported by a NHMRC New Investigators Project Grant worth $606,226. She’s using live cell imaging to understand the underlying biology of these white blood cells, which recognise and destroy damaged or infected cells. She hopes to identify new targets for therapies, which could help patients with certain [...]

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Emma Gray – Big leaves, little leaves: what makes plants grow?

20 March 2014
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Deforestation hurts the environment, and poses a threat to plants, animals and humans. But afforestation is a problem too: for example, when grasslands turn into forest. Emma Gray receives 2014 UNESCO-L’Oréal For Women in Science International Fellowship in Paris.

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Dates for 2014 L’Oréal Fellowships; updates on past Fellows; and other news for women in science

19 December 2013
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Posted on behalf of Samantha Hass (Scientific Manager, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand) In our last newsletter we introduced the 2013 L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellows. In this issue we catch up with the 2012 Fellows. The leukaemia drug that Kylie Mason and her colleagues have developed has been very [...]

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Dr Kylie Mason: improving care for young people with cancer

18 December 2013
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You might have spotted Dr Kylie Mason in the news last week representing the team which announced a new leukaemia drug. In trials it cleared cancer in 23 per cent of patients and led to partial remission in another 61 per cent. She was everywhere from 3AW to The Project. “It was a very busy [...]

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