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 Professor Rick Shine wins Third Eureka Award

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Australian Museum's Eureka Awards pay tribute to the nation's outstanding researchers, communicators and educators.

Rick Shine AM FAA, is Professor of Biology at the University of Sydney. This year (2013) he won his third Eureka Award for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers, University of Sydney.  (See more at:

Excerpt from the University of Sydney’s press release:

The Eureka Prizes are known as 'the Oscars of Australian Science' and the awards dinner is the largest national celebration of Australian science.

Professor Shine received his Eureka Prize trophy and $10 000 prize money at the Sydney Town Hall in front of a sold-out audience of distinguished scientists, industry leaders, journalists, policy makers, philanthropists, school students and science enthusiasts.

The award is even more special, as it makes Professor Shine the first Australian scientist to win a Eureka Prize in three different categories, having won the 2006 Eureka Prize for Biodiversity Research and the 2011 Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research.

Reptile Publications publish and distribute an extensive range of reptile and amphibian books including Australian Snakes—A Natural History by Professor Rick Shine.

 Professor Rick Shine (right), from the School of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science, won the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers, which he accepted from Professor Ross Milbourne (left), Vice-Chancellor of the University of Technology Sydney. Photo credit: Australian Museum Eureka Prizes; Photographer: Daniel O'Doherty.

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