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Queensland’s premier life sciences event, the GENE Awards, recognise excellence and achievement in our sector, with nominations now open and close on midnight, 30 June.

The awards showcase the depth and potential of the sector, with categories recognising achievement by individuals and companies at both early and late stages, throughout Queensland. They are open to LSQ member companies and their staff working throughout Queensland.

Enter the 2024 GENE Awards to gain invaluable recognition from the media, business leaders, investors, and the broader community, and enjoy a significant boost to your career while amplifying your contributions to the field. See details of each award and entry forms below. But don't forget – nominations close on 30 June 2024.

Winners will be announced at the GENE Awards Gala Luncheon on 30 August 2024 – reserve your seat at the award ceremony now, or book a table for your company.

Buy tickets to the GENE Awards Gala Luncheon on 30 August 2024

About the GENE Awards

Life Sciences Queensland is committed to raising the profile of the incredible individuals and organisations driving innovation and achievement in the life sciences.

Now in their 16th year, the GENE Awards are Queensland's premier life sciences awards, and recognise the people and organisations going above and beyond to contribute to the growth and success of this vibrant sector.

Entry is open to LSQ member companies and their staff, with additional eligibility requirements for some awards.

Full list of GENE Award Winners 2009–2024

LSQ Cytiva Company of the Year Award

This award celebrates an outstanding company that has made a significant impact in Queensland’s life sciences sector over the last year. Thanks to our sponsor Cytiva.

LSQ McCullough Robertson Industry Excellence Award

This award celebrates an individual who has made a significant impact on the success of the Queensland life sciences industry. Thanks to our sponsor McCullough Robertson.

LSQ QIMR Berghofer Woman of Influence Award

This award recognises an individual woman for her endeavours, passion and dedication to the Queensland life sciences sector over her career. Thanks to our sponsor QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

LSQ KE Select Emerging Innovator Award

This award recognises early-stage ventures in the life sciences sector that have shown remarkable dedication and innovation in their research and development. Thanks to our sponsor KE Select.

LSQ Rose-Anne Kelso Commemorative Award

In memory of Rose-Anne Kelso, this award recognises an individual woman’s endeavours, passion, and dedication to the health and life sciences industry. Now in its tenth year, this award was created by Stockwell and LSQ to continue Rose's commitment to supporting women to achieve their full potential.

LSQ Merck Life Sciences Rural and Regional Service Award

This award recognises a person whose dedication contributes to the ongoing success and sustainability of rural and regional Queensland’s life sciences industry. Thanks to our sponsor Merck Life Sciences.

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