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Montage of Professor Edward Holmes

Professor Edward Holmes is the 2020 NSW Scientist of the Year

Eminent University of Sydney virologist wins the state's top science prize.


Innovative NSW Technologies Receive $5 Million

Four NSW companies will share in $5 million of NSW Government funding to bring their innovative technologies to market.

Physical Sciences Fund, Sydney Startup Hub, 9 February 2021 (L to R): the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, MicroTau CEO Henry Bilinsky, BioScout CEO Dr Lewis Collins, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Quasar Satellite Technologies Acting CEO Dr Ilana Feain, Zetifi CEO Dan Winson, the Hon. Rob Stokes MP.



Two Funding Rounds Open Today

STEM Student Competition Sponsorship and Conference Sponsorship Programs now open.

UNSW Sydney's Flight Labs student team


Science & Research Breakfast Seminars

Professor Edward Holmes from The University of Sydney presents, 'The Discovery and Origins of SARS-CoV-2'.

Professor Edward Holmes


UNSW Sydney Leads Group to Power NSW Infrastructure with Renewables

Researchers will work with the NSW Government and industry to store and convert excess renewable energy for use in a range of sectors.

Solar panels under a blue sky


World-First Genomic Program to Help Koalas

University of Sydney scientists to protect koalas with a world-first ‘genetic sequencing’ program.

Ministers Sussan Ley and Matt Kean with Professor Kathy Belov and Dr Carolyn Hogg

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit the people, environment, industry and economy of NSW.