Nina Ripin, who spent some months in the lab as a Masters’ student in 2011, is the lead author on a nice study focused on the RNA-binding properties of HuR in the latest PNAS. She has combined NMR and X-ray crystallography while working in Fred Allain’s lab at ETH in Zurich to characterize the means […]
This year, we had a return to the green lawn of Marrickville Croquet Club for our lab Xmas excursion. As always, a fine time was had by all – it really is a great venue for a day out…
Lab alumna Taylor Szyszka has a position now at UTS where she is coordinating an outreach program for female high school students. It’s a great program that is trying to reach both local and more distant schools in NSW and allowing them to highlight the contributions of *local* women across all these fields. The other […]
…as a thank you PhD present? I can’t decide which is my favourite part – the craft beer, the Clif bars that have been lovingly brought all the way from the US or the NMR needlepoint! Well, OK, I can decide… Thanks very much Taylor! And great to hear that the STEM job at UTS […]
Lab alumna Fionna Loughlin – now working at Monash – has published the culmination of several years of her postdoctoral work in Fred Allain’s lab at ETH in Zurich just last week in Molecular Cell [here]. She has determined the structures of several domains of the protein FUS bound to RNA sequences, and shown how […]
…and stops herself from otherwise going mad! Hooray – well done Taylor! Now you can get back to all those things you used to do, like sleeping, not spending every weekend in front of a computer in the lab – that sort of thing…
At the Sydney Protein Group’s recent Thompson Prize evening, Mehdi picked up the ATA Scientific Lorne Travel Award (presented by Mark Larance), which will help him attend the 2019 Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function. Well done Mehdi!
Earlier this week, Joel visited his favourite primary school – Strathfield North Public School – where he worked with ~100 year 6 students to get them making electric motors and looking at a dodgy hand-made generator that he has made from a Falcon tube, a film canister, many metres of copper wire, an LED and […]
Ida Lindstrom, who visited Joel’s lab from Sweden during her Masters, has returned home and has been busy both starting a PhD in the area of protein interactions involving intrinsically disordered proteins in gene regulation – and getting married. Here is one shot from her wedding day – and you can how address her as […]
Joel ventured out recently for a week of bike touring in Kyrgyzstan – place of wide open spaces, friendly people and spectacular mountain scenery (and yaks). You can read all about it (and look at the pictures) here.