James Humphries, who is working as an Honours Student in CBNS CI Associate Professor Kris Thurecht’s group, just won the UQ Rowe Scientific Chemistry Honours Bursary worth $2,000. The award was made possible through a donation from Rowe Scientific Pty Ltd., an Australian owned scientific supplier of laboratory consumables and instrumentation.
James focuses on the development of the next generation of nano-medicines to diagnose and treat multi-drug-resistant cancers. “This award is allowing me to pursue my studies and embark on a career in scientific research,” he said. Growing up in Bundaberg, James’s interest in chemistry and a desire to discover new information was fostered by some “particularly remarkable teachers.” He is undertaking his honours year within the Thurecht group at the Centre for Advanced Imaging and AIBN.
“Being exposed to inter-disciplinary research at UQ, I have developed an appreciation of how people from a diverse range of backgrounds and fields of expertise can come together and accomplish a common goal,” he said.
Congratulations to James for such an amazing success!