AFAS FEAST-France Fellowship Presentation
Date : Friday, 17 August 2007
Venue : Centre for Innovation & Technology Commercialisation
Level 1, Emirates House, 257 Collins Street, Melbourne


About the Fellowships

In conjunction with AFAS Victoria, FEAST-France awards up to three AFAS FEAST-France Fellowships each year to Victorian researchers wishing to undertake a study tour to France.  These fellowships are granted as a complement to the Victoria Fellowships awarded by the Victorian Government.

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Victoria Prize and Fellowships, and the 4th presentation of the AFAS FEAST-France Fellowships.

Award Ceremony

Following a welcome glass and hors d'oeuvres in the vestibule, all guests were ushered into the auditorium to be officially welcomed by the Honorary President of AFAS Victoria, John Acton.  This was followed by a short introduction to FEAST-France by Professor Michel Thibier, Scientific Counsellor at the French Embassy, and a further comment by Wendy Williams of the Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry & Regional Development

Three past fellowship recipients then gave short presentations on their study tours — Richard Barber (2004), Hayley Newton (2005) and Paul Stoddart (2006).

Introductory comments regarding each of the Fellows for 2007 were then delivered by Michel Thibier, following which the award certificates were presented.

The AFAS FEAST-France Fellows for 2007 are :

  • Bryony Coleman, Auditory Neuroscience and Stem Cell Biology;
  • Simon Craig, Fluid Fertilisers; and
  • Andrew Walter, Spintronics and Quantum Computing.

Further details regarding the Fellows may be found on the FEAST-France pages of this website.

Fellows for 2007
Pictured Left to Right – John Acton, Bryony Coleman, Andrew Walter, Simon Craig and Michel Thibier


Fellows Past and Present
Pictured Left to Right – John Acton, Paul Stoddart, Bryony Coleman, Hayley Newton, Andrew Walter,
Craig Simon, Michel Thibier, Richard Barber and Hadi Lioe (2006 Fellow)