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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="4" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">MEDIA RELEASE<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">24 March 2011<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
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<st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region>’s leading scientists were honoured on 23 March by election to the
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<p class="MsoBodyText"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
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<st1:PersonName w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Australian</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Academy</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> of Science</st1:PersonName> recognises a career that has significantly advanced, and continues to advance, the world’s scientific knowledge.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoBodyText"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Scientific contributions of the 2011 new Fellows cover a wide range of specialities that include sperm function, nuclear fusion, quantitative
 genetics with applications in agriculture, the ecology and evolution of microorganisms, and advances in wave science with applications in optical fibres and photonic crystals. 
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<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Academy President Professor Suzanne Cory warmly welcomed the new Fellows.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">‘I congratulate all of our new Fellows on their stellar scientific achievements and this well-deserved recognition,’ she said.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">‘I look forward to welcoming them at our annual Science at the Shine Dome event in
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Canberra</st1:City></st1:place> this May, during which they will speak about their research.’<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoBodyText"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">The new Fellows, elected from Australian universities, CSIRO and medical research institutions, are:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Robert John Aitken FAA FRSE<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his work on mammalian sperm function, fertilisation and early embryonic development with applications in fertility
 treatments and contraception.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right:-.35pt"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">School of Environmental and Life Sciences,
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">
Newcastle</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>, NSW 2308<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 02 4921 6143  Email:
<a href="mailto:john.aitken@newcastle.edu.au">john.aitken@newcastle.edu.au</a> <o:p>
</o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Marilyn Ann Anderson FAA FTSE<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for her discovery of the role of protective proteinase inhibitors, specific for different insect gut enzymes, in
 female sexual tissues of flowering plants.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Department of Biochemistry, La
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Trobe</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">
University</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, Melbourne Vic 3086<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 03 9479 1255  Email:
<a href="mailto:m.anderson@latrobe.edu.au">m.anderson@latrobe.edu.au</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor David St Clair Black FAA<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his innovative research in organic chemistry and exemplary leadership in science diplomacy for Australian and
 world chemistry, fostering broad and inclusive interactions worldwide.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">School</span></font></st1:PlaceType><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">
 of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Chemistry</st1:PlaceName>, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">New South Wales</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>, Sydney NSW 2052<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 02 9385 4657  Email:
<a href="mailto:d.black@unsw.edu.au">d.black@unsw.edu.au</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Mark Blows FAA
<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his work on the evolution of complex traits, that has overturned conventional thinking on key aspects of evolutionary
 change.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">School of Biological Sciences,
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Queensland</st1:PlaceName>,
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Brisbane</st1:City></st1:place> Qld 4072<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 07 3365 8382  Email:
<a href="mailto:m.blows@uq.edu.au">m.blows@uq.edu.au</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Mahananda Dasgupta FAA
<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for her work on complex quantum interactions in collisions of heavy nuclei, that includes pioneering measurements
 of nuclear fusion with unmatched accuracy and precision.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Department of Nuclear Physics,
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Australian</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">National</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType>, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Canberra</st1:City></st1:place> ACT 0200<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 02 6125 2081  Email:
<a href="mailto:mahananda.dasgupta@anu.edu.au">mahananda.dasgupta@anu.edu.au</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Michael Edward Goddard FAA<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his work in quantitative genetics, with innovative use of genetic markers and statistical genetic methods to
 reveal the genetic architecture of complex traits for agriculture.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Agriculture and Food Systems,
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Land</st1:PlaceName> and Environment,
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Melbourne</st1:PlaceName>,
<st1:place w:st="on">Parkville</st1:place> Vic 3010<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 03 9217 4200  Email:
<a href="mailto:mike.goddard@dpi.vic.gov.au">mike.goddard@dpi.vic.gov.au</a> <o:p>
</o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Trevor William Hambley FAA
<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his work in bioinorganic chemistry, crystallography and molecular mechanics, including multidisciplinary research
 on metal anti-cancer drugs.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">School</span></font></st1:PlaceType><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">
 of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Chemistry</st1:PlaceName>, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Sydney</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>, NSW 2006<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 02 9351 2830  Email:
<a href="mailto:t.hambley@chem.usyd.edu.au">t.hambley@chem.usyd.edu.au</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Staffan Kjelleberg FAA
<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his work in microbial ecology, including bacterial adaptive responses and biofilm biology.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">School</span></font></st1:PlaceType><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">
 of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Biotechnology</st1:PlaceName> and Biomolecular Sciences,Centre for Marine BioInnovation, University of
<st1:State w:st="on">New South Wales</st1:State>, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Sydney</st1:City></st1:place> NSW 2052<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 02 9385 2102  Email:
<a href="mailto:s.kjelleberg@unsw.edu.au">s.kjelleberg@unsw.edu.au</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Thomas Maschmeyer FAA
<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his work on materials and catalysis with applications in pharmaceuticals, process intensification and biofuels.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">School</span></font></st1:PlaceType><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">
 of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Chemistry</st1:PlaceName>, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Sydney</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>, NSW 2006<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 02 9351 2581  Email:
<a href="mailto:th.maschmeyer@chem.usyd.edu.au">th.maschmeyer@chem.usyd.edu.au</a>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Ross Campbell McPhedran FAA FAIP FInstP FOSA<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his work in wave science leading to improved performance in microstructured optical fibres, diffraction gratings
 and photonic crystals.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems,
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Physics</st1:PlaceName>,
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">
Sydney</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>, NSW 2006<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 02 9351 3872  Email:
<a href="mailto:ross@physics.usyd.edu.au">ross@physics.usyd.edu.au</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Joseph John Monaghan FAA
<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his work in the development of smoothed particle hydrodynamics with broad applications in astrophysical, geophysical
 and engineering problems.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">School of Mathematical Sciences,
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Monash</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">
University</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, Clayton Vic 3800<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 03 9905 4463  Email:
<a href="mailto:joe.monaghan@monash.edu">joe.monaghan@monash.edu</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Ian Richard Petersen FAA FIEAust FIEEE<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his work on robust control theory with innovative advances enabling the synthesis of robust state feedback
 controllers using standard software tools.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra ACT 2600<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 02 6268 8446  Email:
<a href="mailto:i.petersen@adfa.edu.au">i.petersen@adfa.edu.au</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Mathai Varghese FAA FAustMS 
<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his work in geometric analysis involving the topology of manifolds, including the Mathai-Quillen formalism
 in topological field theory.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Director, Institute for Geometry and its Applications, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5005<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 08 8303 4173  Email:
<a href="mailto:mathai.varghese@adelaide.edu.au">mathai.varghese@adelaide.edu.au</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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10.0pt;font-family:Arial"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Dr Colin Ward FAA<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his work in protein chemistry, including the elucidation of the 3D-structure of the extracellular domains of
 four growth factor receptors and their activation mechanisms.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research,
<st1:place w:st="on">Parkville</st1:place> Vic 3500<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 03 9380 5473  Email:
<a href="mailto:cward@wehi.edu.au">cward@wehi.edu.au</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Emma Whitelaw FAA
<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for her work in epigenetics, pioneering the study of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance and complex diseases
 caused by gene-environment interactions.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Department of Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston Qld 4006<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 07 3362 0222  Email:
<a href="mailto:emma.whitelaw@qimr.edu.au">emma.whitelaw@qimr.edu.au</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Dr George Ellis Williams FAA FGSAm FGSAust<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his work in the Earth and planetary sciences in the fields of sedimentology, palaeoclimatology, paleomagnetism,
 meteoritics and Earth-Moon dynamics.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">School of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">
Adelaide</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>, SA 5055<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 08 8303 4347  Email:
<a href="mailto:george.williams@adelaide.edu.au">george.williams@adelaide.edu.au</a>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Professor Aibing Yu FAA
<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-style:italic">distinguished for his work in particle science and technology, including methods to simulate and model the motion of individual
 particles within large populations in flowing systems.<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">New South Wales</st1:PlaceName>,
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Sydney</st1:City></st1:place> NSW 2052<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Phone: 02 9385 4429  Email:
<a href="mailto:a.yu@unsw.edu.au">a.yu@unsw.edu.au</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">For comment from the
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<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Academy</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> of Science</st1:PersonName>, contact:<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoFooter"><st1:PersonName w:st="on"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Mona Akbari</span></font></st1:PersonName><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">
 on (02) 6201 9452 or 0447 679 612<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<st1:PersonName w:st="on">Mona Akbari</st1:PersonName> </span></font></b><b><font size="2" color="gray" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;
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<st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on">Gordon Street</st1:Street>, <st1:City w:st="on">
Acton</st1:City></st1:address> ACT 2601  |  GPO <st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on">Box 783</st1:Street>,
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