Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel laureate

by Alistair

Someone from my home state of Tasmania winning a Nobel prize.

Who would’ve thunk it?

What’s a nice girl like you doing with a Nobel prize?

EARLY in her tertiary education Elizabeth Blackburn was asked by a family friend: ”What’s a nice girl like you doing studying science?”

Last night, the now Dr Blackburn had the last laugh when she became the first Australian woman to win a Nobel prize.