Scholarship student, Basma Khallaf, who is enrolled in Biotechnology PhD course at RMIT, has developed a method helps in recovery of Ascaris eggs from sludge samples used as natural fertilizers for agricultural crops. Basma’s project was published on IWA’s magazine. A number of institutions and corporations, including South East Water and ALS Water Resources Group in Australia, have shown great interest in the project and recognized the discovery, expressing as well their willingness to co-operate with Basma in future and share her expertise and knowledge in this area.

On the other hand, scholarship student, Fahad bin Nasser Alanzi, who is enrolled in PhD course in Medicine at University of Sydney, has received an excellence award at an international conference recently held in South Korea, for this medical research conducted on medicines of plant ingredients merged with medical drugs currently used in hospitals (platinum compounds). The research aims at overcoming the resistance of cancer cells to treatment, as well as alleviating the painful side effects of chemotherapy.

Such achievements are good models of many research and scientific achievements of Saudi scholarship students. SACM highlights these achievements on a special page on its website titled (List of Honour), which is updated constantly with the most important research and scientific achievements of Saudi scholarship students in Australia.

Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Taleb, the Saudi Cultural Attaché to Australia has telephoned both students and expressed his congratulations to them on their great achievements. He also confirmed that such achievements are a cause for pride, and would indeed depict an honorable image about Saudi students and the kingdom. Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Taleb wished success for them and all Saudi students in their academic and professional endeavors.