The Dr Rex Williamson and Family Scholarship

Ms Liselle Atkin

Liselle is undertaking a Masters of Science (Chemistry) degree.
"My field of research is in natural product synthesis. The aim of my project is to synthesise a simplified structure of a metabolite found in an endophytic fungus. My plan for the future is to do a PhD in natural product synthesis and then to have a career as a synthetic organic chemist"

Presented by: Mr David Williamson
Presented on: Wednesday 29 July 2015

Established in 2013 by Dr Rex Williamson (BSc 1945; MSc 1947) and his family. Dr Williamson was keen to provide future students with the same encouragement and opportunity to further their knowledge as was afforded to him as a student.

After completing a PhD at Leeds in 1949, helped by a Dixson Scholarship from the University of Melbourne, Rex Williamson returned to Melbourne as senior lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Technology (now Deakin University), where he was also very involved in research. The Gordon Group of 1962, Dr Williamson's former students, have also contributed to the scholarship fund.

Rex Williamson died in 2014.