Professor Jack Clegg, Dr Jeff Rodgers, Scientist discussed on The Science Show

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Science. Is created design molecules that have many potential uses that can be customized to active sieves which are useful in a vast range of manufacturing processes from the oil industry to water filtrations and pharmaceuticals. The creating flexible crystals, a new separation technologies, the fifty thousand dollar Malcolm, McIntosh prize. Physical scientists of the year goes to associate professor Jack Clegg. I have a passion for interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving in wider society. It is imperative that future generations of scientists and policy-makers alliterate across a broad range of areas. The current trained in tertiary education towards restricted study paths and increasingly vocational degrees limits. The flexibility of students to respond to the challenges of the future receiving this prize is a recognition of the importance and impact of chemistry to our everyday lives. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Professor Jack Clegg who tells me he went to the same school as the prime minister. Emcee, Fred, Watson, congratulating Jack Clegg from the university of Queensland. And finally in this I report from the PM's prizes, we have one of the awards for innovation. So a standard procedure for treating cardiac illness is to use a guide wire that can be passed through the body to reach a damaged artery guide. Wires have replaced open heart surgery for many cardiac patients, but about twenty percent of them cannot be treated using current guide wire technology prize winner tonight invented a robotic guide wire that cardiologists can steer with a joystick through the body. The guide wire has a diameter of just to human has, tonight's rip Scipion. Then co founded a company and worked with cardiologists in the Epworth and Melbourne private hospital to develop the Intel e wire an in two thousand seventeen. The Intel Eli was purchased by a global leader in surgical devices. Who are now working to bring the robotic guide wire to market for creating and commercializing his pioneering biomedical engineering. The fifty thousand dollar prize for new innovators goes to Dr Jeff Rodgers. Seven years ago. I never thought I'd be here. I was just finishing my PHD at the talent, and I had an invention that could solve a longstanding medical problem. I wanted more than anything to make it a reality. But I was young scientist, assault invent and I had no track record everywhere. I turned, I got knocked back quite simply I wouldn't be standing here today if it hadn't been for a phenomenal businesswoman Vicki to Tunji instead of telling me to give up shea said, let's work together. So beginning tell him medical. We developed the world's first steerable Godoi and what a journey we had over five years. We read the highest highs and the lowest lows together. So I want to say a big, thank you to my chain. You believed in me and the vision when no one else did for that. I'm forever indebted to you. I also want to thank the one without him. I'd be off someway, having a meltdown, my wife, Priscilla, you always pick me up and never stopped pushing me forward. And for that woods just can't describe how appreciative I am for me. This prize recognizes that young scientists really can make the world a better place with creativity, scientific Riga and extreme focus. Young scientists can be the difference makers. I'm completely committed to my next challenge, developing new antibiotics to fight superbugs. I think we have something truly special, and I'm convinced that there's no better place in the world to develop that then right here in a strike. Thanks for you support. Congratulations to Roger. Fantastic speech. And up to Jeff Rodgers winning the prize for new innovator next week on the sign, show more PM's prizes. The two winning signs teachers and the main prize for innovation. The science show on our in.

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