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NSW Premier’s Prize Winner for Excellence in Medical Biological Sciences (Cell and molecular, medical, veterinary and genetics)

Distinguished Professor Antoine van Oijen

27 October 2020

Biomolecular physicist Professor Antoine van Oijen received the Prize for Excellence in Medical Biological Sciences and is a pioneer in the visualisation of biological processes at the single molecule level. Since moving to Australia as an ARC Laureate Fellow, he has developed a research program that has transformed our understanding of how bacteria copy and repair their DNA and how these processes play a role in the development of drug resistance. 

“I’m extremely honoured to receive this award,” Professor van Oijen said. “It’s a demonstration, I think, of the fact that people appreciate research that spans different disciplines.”

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