Business Events Perth reveals Aspire Awards recipients

Eleven of Western Australia’s researchers, academics and professionals have been recognised in Business Events Perth’s 2022 Aspire Awards.

Among 2022’s recipients is the University of Western Australia’s Dr Ben McAllister, whose work in the fields of quantum technologies and dark matter is helping solve one of the universe’s biggest mysteries; Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science Marzena Pedrini, whose research focuses on understanding the pathogenesis of MS and the role of genetics, immune regulation, and environmental factors in disease susceptibility; and Murdoch University’s Bob Du, whose research is contributing to the improved production capacity and profitability of Australia’s grain industry and the effective management of biosecurity risk and insecticide resistance to the food supply chain.

These successful Aspire Awards applicants are outstanding candidates in their fields, and are able to receive travel grants to support their attendance at international conferences, allowing them to showcase their expertise on a global stage, network with like-minded professionals, and explore new avenues for collaboration, research, innovation and trade.

By attending international conferences, these award recipients will be able to “meet with other leaders in their fields and create opportunities to bring those conferences to Western Australia in the future”, noted Business Events Perth CEO, Gareth Martin.

He added: “The recipients of the 2022 Aspire Awards represent the diversity of Western Australia’s research and entrepreneurial strengths and exemplify the innovation that Western Australia is renowned for globally.”