NICOLE LUNDIE AWARD
Nicole Lundie Undergraduate Student Prize
The Nicole Lundie Award is an annual club project made in conjunction with the Peter Mac cancer research institute and awarded annually to an outstanding Undergraduate student at Peter Mac. From 2003-2007, this prize was awarded as a Summer Scholarship Prize.
Since 2007, this prize is awarded to the most outstanding Honours student who has undertaken their research project at Peter Mac.
Nicole Lundie completed her Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the University of Melbourne. Nicole's academic achievements were outstanding, and in 2001 she graduated in the top 10% of her class. Nicole arrived at Peter Mac in the Summer of 2001 as a Summer Scholarship student in the Stem Cell Laboratory, and she made a great impression on those she worked with. Nicole then joined the Protein Chemistry laboratory to complete her Biochemistry Honours year in 2002, and her protein chemistry research provided new insights into the regulation of enzymes playing an important role in the formation of many cancers. Nicole obtained a highly prestigious Australian Postgraduate Award from the Commonwealth Government to support her PhD studies at Peter Mac. In 2003, during the first year of her PhD, Nicole passed away after a short illness.
This award is made in memory of Nicole's exceptional academic achievements, and her passion, drive and commitment to science. The award is sponsored by the Lions Club of Geelong Breakfast, donations made in memory of Nicole, and the Research Division at Peter Mac.
Applicants are assessed on their development as researchers throughout their research experience, their initiative and commitment to research, their passion for science and their academic excellence.
The award came about through an unusual set of circumstances, but was very relevant to our club as a number of our members had previous contacts with the Lundie family and Nicole was a local girl.
The Lions Club of Geelong Breakfast has been touched by cancer with a number of our members, partners and family members having been inflicted with the disease in one form or another.
L-R: Christine Wong (2006, 2007) Jane Lin (2004) Lucas Dent (r/u 2010) Marcus Lefebure (2010) Ivan Fung (r/u 2010) Chris Chan )2008) Sally Davis (2009)
2003 winner - Jane Lin
Jane Lin has completed her PhD at Peter Mac and is now in a Post-Doctoral position in the Research Laboratory
2004 winner - Cameron Snell
2005 winner - Stephanie Bannister
2006 winners - Christina Wong & Patricia Illing
2007 - Christina Wong
2008 - Christopher Chan
2009 winner - Sally Davis
2010 winner - Marcus Lefebure
2011 winners - Sam Manning & Sang Kyu-Kim
R/U - Frederic Li
2012 winner - Rosie Millen
Sam, Rosie, Sang & Frederic Li
2013 winners - Nicole Milenovski
H/C - Natasha Sosnin & Daniel Buckley
2014 winners - Sherly Mardiana
R/U - Ellse Wallach
Elise & Sherly, with Lundie Family
2015 winners - Charlene Magtoto & Sharon Tran
2016 winners - Shaun Blake and Vicky Tan
2017 winners - Kenji Fujihara & Joel Mason