19 September 2011
Top achieving Malaghan PhD student, Emma Dangerfield, has been announced as a finalist for 'The Prime Minister's MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize'. Emma flew to Auckland in late August to address the panel with a ten minute speech. The panel, which featured three leading New Zealand Scientists, then finished the interview with a 20 minute question session.
The Prime Minister's MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize is for an outstanding emerging scientist undertaking research for a PhD or within five years of the date of the award of their PhD. If successful, Emma will be awarded $200,000 to use in her future work.
Announcement of the winner will not take place until January 2012, but we wish Emma all the best in this endeavour.