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04 November: Prestigious “Bommies Award” recognises up-and-coming AIMS marine microbiologist

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04 November 2015

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF) has announced that AIMS@JCU PhD candidate Patrick Buerger is the newest ambassador to the Great Barrier Reef. His innovative three minute video on coral disease treatment was recognised by a panel of experts as an exceptional piece of science communication, securing him first place in GBRF’s annual Bommies Award competition.

Using state-of-the-art virtual reality technology in a 360° video projection, Patrick immersed viewers directly into the science - setting apart his research and science communication talents from the fierce competition.

The first prize award of $5000 AUD will support Patrick's research and provide opportunities for further public engagement.

Watch the video in 360° projection on google chrome browser or with the youtube app on a mobile android device.