Maria Kavallaris

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UNSW researchers are revolutionising medical research by creating virtual reality technology that allows scientists to walk around the landscape of human cells.

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Groups of scientists are now able to ‘walk’ through cancer cells, thanks to ground-breaking multi-user virtual reality.

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For their work in childhood cancer, oceanography, and solar cell technology, UNSW researchers have won three prestigious NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science and Engineering.

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Australia's peak health and medical research funding body has drafted UNSW experts in big data, assisted reproductive technology and research innovation to help shape the future of Australia’s research sector.

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Her vision is to use nanotechnology to deliver drugs and gene-silencing therapies directly to cancer cells. He is a social scientist with an interest in the social and ethical issues of technological change. 

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UNSW researchers have received close to $18 million in NHMRC funding, the top result in NSW and second best nationally.

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Four UNSW academics are among a group of esteemed health and medical researchers – including Nobel laureates and former Australians of the Year – recognised as making a significant difference to the lives of people worldwide.

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Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, has launched the Australian Centre for Nanomedicine at UNSW - the first research centre of its kind in the nation.