Activities

Louise and the cloudy sea

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Our RaPID collaborator from the Crick Institute in London – Louise Walport – was visiting this week (on her way to a speaking invitation at the Australian Peptide Conference) and she stopped in for a visit and to give a seminar. We managed to find a day with some good weather so that we could […]

Activities

Marylène est maintenant une mère

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Congratulations to former postdoc Marylene Vandevenne and her husband Mathieu, who have become the proud parents of baby Alice on 27 March. I’ve been informed that she (Alice that is) is sleeping soundly from 10 pm till 7 am – which sounds like a great start to me!

Awards

Michael Webster wins EMBO Fellowship

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Michael, who has just recently finished his PhD at the LMB in Cambridge with Lori Passmore, has been successful in winning an EMBO postdoctoral fellowship to fund his work in Albert Weixlbaumer’s lab in Strasbourg. Here, he will investigate how translation is linked to transcription in bacteria, by assembling complexes of ribosomes and RNA polymerases […]

Lab Members

Update from Antonia

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Antonia Zech – who worked with Ana for 5 months in 2013-4 as part of her Masters degree in Hamburg – has sent us an update on her activities. She has been doing a PhD at the Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf – in the group of Lucie […]

Activities

Showing off the coast to collaborators

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We had a visit this week from David Doak – video game designer and architect of our new virtual reality app focused on allowing students to investigate the properties of polypeptides. Jane Allison – molecular dynamics aficionado from Auckland Uni who is involved in the project – popped over the ditch to join in our […]

Papers

New lab paper hits the streets

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Well, this paper took quite some time to come to fruition. Biswa from Melbourne worked hard to extract a structure from some less than friendly NMR data on a protein that was gifted to us by Wayne Patrick (formerly in Otago, now in Victoria University Wellington). I’m not sure it’s a gift I’d wish on […]

Graduations

Xavier gets to put the gown on

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Xavier Reid graduated today with his BSc with first class Honours – and you can see him here accompanied by his co-supervisor, Dr Jason Low. No one will mention that Jason isn’t wearing his UNSW gown… Xavier has taken the plunge to come back and start a PhD – splitting his time between digging deep […]