Maria Makrides

Maria Makrides

Maria Makrides

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Name Maria Makrides
Institution University of Adelaide )
Thesis The role of dietary Omega 3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in tissue composition and visual acuity development of term infants

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Events Occured in Scienctist Life


In 2019 she was made a fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences.


Media Makrides work on paediatric nutrition and omega-3 was highlighted by the ABC in 2018.


  • 2019 – Fellowship Australian Academy of Sciences.
  • 2018 – Makrides was the first woman to receive the "Alexander Leaf Distinguished Scientist Award for Lifetime Achievement" which was awarded at the ISSFAL Congress, 2018.
  • 2015 – 12th Fatty Acid and Cell Signalling (FACS) award for testing novel hypotheses in large scale clinical trials.
  • 2014 – Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science.
  • 2012 – Fellowship of Nutrition Society of Australia.
  • 2012 – International Women's Day Award, Organisation of Hellenic Women of Australia.
  • 2006 – Nutritional Society of Australia Research Medal.