D.G Catcheside Prize
The D. G. Catcheside Prize has been established
to honour the memory of the late Professor David Guthrie Catcheside
(1907-1994) by recognizing the achievements of the top Australasian
doctoral student in the field of Genetics.
A detailed description of the scientific contributions of Professor Catcheside can be found at the Australian Academy of Science web site. See the following URL
Administration of the Prize
The prize will be administered by the Committee of Management of the Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc.
Specifically this committee will be responsible for:-
1. Fundraising to sustain the prize
2. Setting the value of the prize
3. Advertising and promotion
4. Appointment of adjudicators
5. Presentation of the prize
Rules of the Prize are as follows
The prize will be awarded to one individual on an annual basis.
Entries will close on 31st January each year unless otherwise specified (see below).
The prize will be open to entrants whose doctoral thesis has passed examination in the preceding calendar year.
A panel of three adjudicators will be responsible for selecting the prize winner.
The following rules shall apply:
1. The prize will be awarded for research that has led to the award of a doctoral degree by an Australasian university.
2. The doctoral research must be substantially in the field of Genetics. The adjudication panel retains the right to determine whether a particular thesis is in the field of Genetics. For the purposes of this prize 'Genetics' is defined as 'a discipline that uses inherited variation, either natural or induced, to solve biological problems.'
3. In reaching their decision the adjudicators will consider:-
...... a. A Supervisor's citation pertaining to the significance of the research (maximum length of two type written pages)
...... b. The Thesis Examiners' Reports - In exceptional cases where two applications are considered equal on the basis of the first two criteria, the thesis itself
4. Membership of the Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc. is not required and will not be one of the criteria considered by the adjudicators in selecting a prize winner. However, the prize winner will be offered the opportunity to present their doctoral research at the Genetics Society of AustralAsia Conference following the award.
The adjudicators reserve the right not to award the Prize in a given year.
The D. G. Catcheside Prize for the year 2010
1. In 2010, applications must be submitted by email to Dr. Alex Andrianopoulos (Secretary GSA) at firstname.lastname@example.org.