Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:45


The outstanding work of TRI researchers has been recognised with two winners at the 17th Annual Women in Technology (WiT) Awards held Friday 5 September 2014.

Professor Josephine Forbes from TRI partner institute Mater Research was awarded the ‘Life Science Research’ Award in recognition for her contribution to the field of Life Sciences research and development.

Professor Forbes said that she was honoured to be recognised as a role model for women in science and for her work to be acknowledged in this year’s awards.  

“It can often be difficult to gain recognition as a woman working in science and so it is great that the WiT Awards are providing the platform for this” she said.  

Professor Forbes’ current work focusses on developing new therapies for diabetic complications such as kidney disease. 

TRI-based QUT IHBI researcher Dr Nathalie Bock received the ‘PhD Career Start’ Award for her work developing a technology to deliver therapeutics sustainably in the context of bone replacement and regeneration. 

“This award is the most invaluable recognition for my PhD work. It gives me confidence and strength to pursue my journey in biotechnology, further evolving my own research ideas and one day translating them into practice” she said.  

Associate Professor Emma Duncan, from TRI partner the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute was a finalist for the "Life Sciences Award".

WiT, one of Queensland's most respected and active technology industry associations,works to support, develop, recognise and promote the achievements of women in technology industries.

Image above: Professor Josephine Forbes (second from right, front row) with
colleagues from Mater Research Institute.

Image above: Nathalie Bock (second from left, middle row)
with colleagues from QUT-IHBI.