AAOCS Award for Scientific Excellence in Lipid Research


Location: Waterfront Kitchen Geelong

Time: from 5pm (Andrew’s talk is at 530pm)  After talk drinks/food til about 8pm

The award

This award is to a scientist from within the Australasian region that has made a significant research contribution towards fats and oils research, either cumulative or one major advancement.

The 2015 winner of the Award is Prof Andrew SinclairAndy

Andrew Sinclair is Professor of Nutrition Science, School of Medicine at Deakin. Professor Sinclair has become known as one of Australia’s leading nutritionists, with much of his 46-year career devoted to the study of the role of lipids and fatty acids in human health, functional foods, saturated and trans fatty acids and long chain omega 3 fatty acids.

He has played a key role in raising awareness of the importance of omega 3 fatty acids for a range of health benefits, as well as some key research findings on the essential nature of different fatty acids, including the first report of essential fatty acid deficiency in an adult human; the first report of linolenic acid deficiency in a primate; the discovery that domestic cats have abberant fatty acid metabolism; and discovering, with Michael Crawford, the unique polyunsaturated fatty acid fingerprint of the mammalian brain.

Prof Sinclair will be giving an award lecture on the 9th of September (Waterfront Kitchen, Geelong) on his career and hopefully in line with  the conference theme of “looking back, thinking forward”.

Registrations are now closed

Previous winner (2013)

Dr Allan Green (more info here)

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