$100,000 prize for shark database student

Flinders PhD student Lauren Meyer and her UTas colleague Madeline Green have been awarded $100,000 for their genetic database company.

SheStarts – an organisation which aims to inspire women entrepreneurs – named Ms Meyer and Ms Green in the 10 Australian finalists  for their company called “Shark Share” www.sharkshareglobal.org

The marine biologists are creating a database that will become one of the world’s first global online libraries for researchers to share and submit biological tissues.

Currently there is no platform available for research scientists to share already collected tissue samples with each other.

This means thousands of samples get thrown out or lost in freezers, wasting resources and research opportunities.

Ms Meyer and Ms Green are off to the the US on the back of their win, and will feature in a documentary to be filmed in the next 6 months.

Find out more about SheStarts here.

Posted in

Leave a Reply