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Choose your favourite scientist


Choose your favourite scientist for 2011 – read about and listen to them all and decide – no one has a vote bigger than yours! Voting closes midnight, AEST Sunday 4 September.

You can view the candidates for the 2011 People’s Choice Award here

We can help you to consider two candidates: marine biologist Dr Tracey Rogers with her endeavours that contribute to animal protection through her Antartctic research – you can learn more about her story with leopard seals here,  and Dr Anina Rich who explores how our brains work to hear shapes – watch and listen to her at our Women’s Day science event this year .

Both Young Tall Poppies have done a lot beyond their research to inspire the community about their science – but consider all the candidates who are all deserving, and then choose.

View the six candidates again for the People’s Choice Award here and vote NOW.

In 2010 the winner was a 2009 QLD Young Tall Poppy awardee, Dr Clinton Fookes of Queensland University of Technology. He researches ways to better equip security and law enforcement agencies with more intelligence in the systems that capture images to make environments safer.

In 2009 the winner was a 2008 NSW Young Tall Popy awardee, Dr Kathy Belov now Associate Professor, who studies immunity, health and disease in our native wildlife such as Tasmanian devils, wallabies, platypuses and koalas. Read her latest.