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Congratulations to Professor Patrick Tam on Distinguished Professorial Achievement Award


A special congratulation to CMRI's own Professor Patrick Tam, who has received a Distinguished Professorial Achievement Award at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Medicine annual dinner.
Professor Tam was nominated for this acclaimed honour due to his outstanding career achievements in research, and extraordinarily diligent and committed service to the scientific community.
"I feel very privileged to be honoured by the recognition bestowed by the Award," Professor Tam said. "Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is a great research institute that offers fantastic and unfailing support of my research. CMRI's quest for excellence has been the singular driving force of my scientific endeavour. The accolade is not entirely mine, and I would like to credit my team with all the accomplishments of the Embryology Unit."
Professor Tam was nominated for this award because he is Australia's pre-eminent embryologist and continues to make far-reaching and ground-breaking contributions to the understanding of early mammalian development.
"Patrick Tam is truly an internationally-renowned scientist of the highest reputation. There is quite literally no one else of his iconic standing and professional profile when it comes to the embryological understanding of mouse development," said CMRI Director, Prof Roger Reddel.