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Curtin to be represented at elite international meeting of scientists

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A Curtin University researcher and a PhD candidate have been selected to join a group of top young scientists from around the world to take part in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany.

Dr Eva Alvarez de Eulate, a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry, and PhD candidate Mark Zammit from the Department of Imaging and Applied Physics, will attend the meeting in Lindau, Germany from 23 June to 3 July.

The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is a globally recognised forum which brings together Nobel Laureates and up and coming scientists from the fields of physiology and medicine, physics, and chemistry.

Professor Graeme Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Development said Eva and Mark will join 70 Nobel Laureates at this prestigious event.

“Only the 650 most qualified young scientists, from the 88 countries represented have been given the opportunity to attend this international gathering of scientists, and it is wonderful that Curtin has two successful applicants. I am sure they will reap many benefits from meeting the Nobel Laureates and other young scientists.”

Dr Eva Alvarez de Eulate obtained her PhD at Curtin in 2014 and her research work focuses on the detection of biomolecules via electro-adsorption at liquid-liquid interfaces which can impact biomedicine at different levels. She has developed substantial improvement in biomolecule detection which will impact on disease diagnosis.

Dr Alvarez de Eulate said attending the conference was a once in a life-time opportunity to meet the most brilliant minds in the world.

“It will give me the opportunity to present my research to a new audience which can spark new ideas and inspire me to greater levels. It will also help to define a pathway for my future research career,” Dr Alvarez de Eulate said

PhD candidate Mark Zammit’s research focuses on modelling the collisions of atoms and molecules for application in fusion technology, materials research, cancer detection and radiotherapy treatment. He has developed the world’s most accurate model for describing some of these fundamental interactions of matter.

He was recognised as the ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year at last year’s Premier’s Science Awards.

Mr Zammit said: “I am thrilled and honoured to be called upon to represent Curtin and Australia at the conference which truly brings together leaders of the common good.”

Further information on the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting can be found here.

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