On 29th August the who’s who of Australian science gathered at the Sydney Town Hall to announce the winners of the 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, aka the ‘Oscars’ of science in Australia.

Hames Sharley congratulates Professor Wendy Erber, Dr Kathryn Fuller and Henry Hui of the University of Western Australia for picking up the 2018 ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology. Coupling science with technology, the trio invented an automated method of detecting abnormal chromosomes within leukemia cells, ground breaking technology which will dramatically change the diagnosis and treatment of leukemia.

Both the University of Western Australia and the Australian Museum are well known to the Hames Sharley team. In WA, the Hames Sharley team is currently preparing the Master Plan for the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre Trust, of which Professor Erber is a board member and key stakeholder. The development of the Master Plan was the first step towards creating Western Australia’s leading medical centre of excellence within an attractive and functional setting.

On the east coast, Hames Sharley were appointed to prepare a Master Development Plan for the Australian Museum in 2016. The aim of this was to position it as the premier museum in the Southern Hemisphere, rivaling the great museums of the world.

We congratulate both clients on this prestigious award.