Hung Tan wins the inaugural Peter Teasdale Memorial Award

Category: General Notices

  15 Aug 2021

SETAC AU and ACEDD are pleased to announce Hung Tan (Monash University) as the 2021 Peter Teasdale Memorial Award winner. 

Hung Tan's research aims to investigate how a widespread pharmaceutical pollutant, the antidepressant fluoxetine, affects circadian rhythms and sleep behaviour in fish.  Hung aims to use the award's funding to support the analysis of fluoxetine in experimental samples via a collaboration with Dr Bradley Clarke at the University of Melbourne.  The award assessment committee were impressed by Hung's clear statement of the experimental design and the value added to the study by the additional funds from the award.  Hung's research is likely to contribute to clear outcomes regarding pharmaceutical impacts on aquatic ecosystems.

There were nine very strong applications for the award and we would like to thank all the students for the time they put in to their applications.

This award has been established jointly by SETAC-Australasia and the Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (ACEDD) in honour of Professor Peter Teasdale. Peter's contribution to environmental chemistry and water research spanned more than 25 years and included the passionate support of research students and early career researchers.  

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