A discovery that could lead to new treatments or vaccines for conditions as diverse as tuberculosis and thrush has earned Melbourne researchers the 2013 Eureka Prize for Scientific Research.

Three early-career synchrotron researchers have been awarded prestigious Victorian fellowships.

Gold nanoparticles could hold the key to the development of highly-efficient fuel cells that convert alcohol into energy.

Useful in some mineral processes but a major problem in others, jarosite may be the key to unlocking the geological history and environmental context of water on Mars.

Tannins are important for wine quality and ageing, but we don’t fully understand how. Wine researchers are using synchrotron techniques to address some of the gaps in our knowledge of how tannins interact with other wine components.

Australian Synchrotron users have chalked up 500 protein structures revealed at the Synchrotron and registered with the Protein Data Bank. The 500th protein is involved in trafficking other proteins between different parts of the cell.

Australia’s highest energy particle accelerator, the Australian Synchrotron, is playing a part in research that led to the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics being awarded to François Englert and Peter Higgs for the theoretical prediction of the Higgs boson.

Researchers are making increasing use of remote access to the macromolecular crystallography beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron.

The Australian Synchrotron has continued to expand on its remarkable achievements this year while undertaking a fundamental change in its funding, governance and operations, validating the vision and commitment provided by the Synchrotron’s funding partners, staff, users and supporters.

“I have learnt many invaluable things from the workshop and I am positive this will help me to analyse my data and write up a paper.”