Dr Luke Knibbs recognised in 'Oscars' of Australian science

9 Aug 2018

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes were established in 1990 to reward outstanding achievements in Australian science and science communication, and are Australia's most comprehensive national science awards. Dr Knibbs is part of a team that is a finalist for the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research.

The team includes Dr Luke KnibbsDr Tim Kidd and Professor Claire Wainwright, and the research focuses on Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic condition affecting one baby born every four days. The CF Air team has uncovered the process by which the deadly pathogens causing airway infections are transmitted between cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Their research has attracted considerable attention from the CF community, impacting clinical practice and policy and ultimately reducing infection rates amongst CF patient groups.

The 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes will be announced at a gala award dinner at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 29 August 2018.

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