Katharina Gaus

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Katharina Gaus (1972 – 2021)

Scientia Professor Katharina Gaus was an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales and founding Head of the EMBL Australia Node in Single Molecule Science. She was also the Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, and the NSW Node leader of EMBL Australia. In 1999, Kat received her PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, and established her independent research group 2005. Her group investigated signal transduction processes with advanced fluorescence microscopy approaches. She was awarded the NHMRC Achievement Award (Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship, 2014 – 2018), the Khwarizmi International Award (2018), the New South Wales Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Biological Sciences (2013), and the Gottschalk Medal from the Australian Academy of Science (2012).

“With new single-molecule tools, and our formidable team, the only limit to what we can achieve is our imagination” 

Obituary published in Nature Immunology

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Nature Methods Memorial Blog 

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Publications

Full publication list here 

 

Career Highlights

  • Khwarizmi International Award (2018)
  • Elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (2015)
  • NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (2014)
  • NHMRC Achievement Award – Elisabeth Blackburn Fellowship (Biomedical) (2013)
  • NSW Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Biological Sciences (2013)
  • Gottschalk Medal from the Australian Academy of Science (2012)