Moran Medal from the Australian Academy of Science

The Moran Medal in Statistical Sciences is awarded every two years by the Australian Academy of Science to recognize outstanding research by Australian scientists below 10 years post PhD in the fields of applied probability, biometrics, mathematical genetics, psychometrics, and statistics.

Delighted to announce that both Kim-Anh Lê Cao and Stephen Leslie from Melbourne Integrative Genomics have been awarded 2019 Moran Medals from the Australian Academy of Science for their contributions to research. The award ceremony will take place at the Shine Dome in Canberra on May 30 2019.

Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao has been awarded the 2019 Moran Medal for her research in developing statistical and computational methods that are applicable to high-throughput biological data arising from frontier technologies.

These emerging platforms are generating a vast amount of data with enormous potential to help understand the functioning of the human body in health and disease, as well as the health of animals, plants and our environment more generally. Dr Lê Cao’s expertise in multivariate statistics, combined with her deep understanding of molecular biology has put her at the forefront of cutting-edge biological research.

Dr Lê Cao has a track record of success in biological data analysis, in developing novel statistical methods, in implementing them in efficient software, and in disseminating the software and encouraging its uptake by the relevant research community. She plays a critical role in several local, national and international collaborative studies with researchers from diverse bioscience disciplines.