Congratulations to Mike who received this prestigious 5-year award for his project involving the interaction of proteins and lipids, a fundamental aspect of cellular processes on all organisms.
Mike will receive funding of more than $770,000 from 2014 to 2018 to study ApoA-1, a protein in blood that is involved with the transport of lipid, particularly cholesterol, around the body. He is interested in the normal structure of ApoA-1 and how incorrect folding is associated with human diseases.
Andy Hill is developing collaborations with Brazilian researchers through joint funding program from the Melbourne Research Office and The State of São Paulo Research Foundation, - one of Brazil's leading research bodies
The project will investigate how the prion protein influences insulin responses in both healthy cells and those infected with prions. A Brazilian post-doc will conduct research at Bio21 in August and Prof Hill will visit Sao Paulo in November to participate in a workshop on Prion and Prion-Like Protein Misfolding Diseases.
Kat Holt received Highest-ranked Career Development Fellowship – Biomedical, Level 1 and Michael Parker, an associate of the department, and colleagues Angel Lopez and Timothy Hughes were nominated Highest-ranked Program Grant
Dr Melissa Call, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
'Examining the behaviour of a membrane-embedded polar network using crystallography in lipid cubic phase.'
Wed, 3 September, Bio21 Auditorium, 12 noon
PhD oration (Note change of day and time) Ya Chee, University of Melbourne
'Biochemical and structural insights into the tumour suppressive action of CHK.'
Fri, 5 September, Bio21 Auditorium, 1 pm
Dr Melissa Davis, University of Melbourne
'Knowledge-based methods in biological systems analysis and network biology.'
Wed, 10 September, Bio21 Auditorium, 12 noon