ANSTO 60th anniversary messages of support


Professor Ian Chubb portrait

“ANSTO plays an essential role in achieving our country’s research priorities and regularly introduces nuclear innovations, for the benefit of all Australians, especially in the field of nuclear medicine. As the custodian landmark infrastructure including Australia’s OPAL nuclear reactor, a world class suite of neutron beam instruments, accelerators, and now the Australian Synchrotron, ANSTO provides the tools for researchers and businesses to achieve important research and innovation outcomes. Congratulations on 60 years of discovery and value creation.”

Professor Ian Chubb AC, Australian Chief Scientist

Marie Bashir at opening on National Imaging Facility December 2012
Amongst their many areas of world class initiatives are the production and supply of lifesaving diagnostic nuclear medicines helping one in two Australians, enabling medical research which subsequently leads to new treatments for diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis. 
Our warmest congratulations are extended to ANSTO, together with our gratitude for their priceless contribution over 60 years, improving the lives of everyday Australians. 

Professor Marie R Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales

Professor Howman-Giles
“Nuclear medicine plays a very important role in the quick and accurate diagnosis of serious illnesses to help kids get back on track to being healthy and happy. As one of the busiest paediatric nuclear medicine services in the Southern Hemisphere, it is essential that we have a reliable supply of the nuclear medicines. ANSTO’s ability to produce high quality nuclear medicines locally means we have an efficient and reliable supply, allowing us to focus on what’s most important, our patients. Congratulations on 60 years of improving the health of all Australians.” 
Clinical Professor Robert Howman-Giles, Head, Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Dr Ziggy Zwitkowski
“I’m very proud of my long association with ANSTO.  I was fortunate to complete my PhD at ANSTO in the 1970s and go on to become a Board member and later the Chairman between 2007-2010. ANSTO plays a critical role in ensuring our Government is informed on all matters relating to nuclear science and its great benefit to humanity to nuclear safeguards and security, including arcane matters relating to non-proliferation and advice on nuclear innovations and sustainable and solutions for industry. Congratulations to ANSTO on 60 years.”
Dr Ziggy Switkowski, Chancellor RMIT University

Dr Peter Lin
“Nuclear Medicine helps us diagnose and treat a growing range of illnesses, most commonly heart disease, cancers and skeletal injuries. Accurate diagnosis is key to effective treatment. ANSTO provides over 85% of nuclear medicine radiopharmaceuticals used in Australia, providing an essential clinical service to the thousands of patients every year. Congratulations ANSTO on 60 years of service to the Australian community.”
Dr Peter Lin, Director of Nuclear Medicine, Liverpool Hospital