MEMBERS STATEMENTS – Wen Qiu – Thursday, 16 June 2011

Posted on 27. Jun, 2011 in Speeches

Mr LIM (Clayton) — I rise to congratulate two outstanding Australians of Asian background. Geneticist Wen Qiu has won the Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research for her breakthrough in studying cancer formation. Supported by the Australian Society for Medical Research and the state government, last week’s awards worth $16 000 have been established to recognise academics and researchers in the field of detecting and combating early symptoms of cancer. Applying methods of weeding out early cancer cells that may spread and later grow to become malignant, Dr Qiu, who is from China, delivered important insight into the formation of cancer. Her work has been recognised by world renowned academic journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and Nature Genetics.

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