Dr Tatiana Soares da Costa, our new Future Making Fellow based primarily at the Waite Research Institute, School of Agriculture Food and Wine, and the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology – but collaborating across the University – was awarded the South Australian Young Tall Poppy of the Year last night. 

The Young Tall Poppy Awards are an initiative of the Australian Institute of Policy and Science and aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators. The awards consider not only scientific research, but also excellence in communicating the passion and purpose of science to a wider audience.

Dr Soares da Costa leads a multidisciplinary research team dedicated to discovering novel antibiotic and herbicide formulations that are less prone to developing resistance. Her group uses innovative, time and cost-effective strategies to expedite bringing herbicides to the market to ensure food security for future generations. You can read more about her work as well as her wider community roles, including a Board Director of Science and Technology Australia, here: https://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/tatiana.soaresdacosta


Dr Tatiana Soares da Costa with other University of Adelaide Young Tall Poppy awardees. Photo: The University of Adelaide.

Left – Right: Dr Qi Wu, Dr Zohra Lassi, Dr Jiawen Li, and Dr Tatiana Soares da Costa.

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