The SISM Group is ending 2014 on a high. David and Marta (along with Kristen Bremmell and Louise Smith) have won a student project grant from the Wound Management Innovation CRC. The project research is concerned with studying polymer surface treatments, with a goal of developing new wound dressing materials that enhance healing.
The student project grant will be used to support the research of our new PhD student, Natalie Benbow (pictured below), who has just secured an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) to come and join the group. Natalie comes to us from the University of Tasmania, where she recently graduated with a BSc (Honours: Major in Chemistry; Minor in Microbiology). She will be joining us in February of next year, and we look forward to welcoming her to the SISM family.