Awards

Poster Prizes at Lorne

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Philippa Stokes and Belinda Westman took out two of the poster prizes at the recent Lorne Conference for Protein Structure and Function. At the same meeting, Joel gave a talk on Ann Kwan and Belinda Sharpe’s protein design work, and Jacqui chaired a session. Overall, a good time was had by all (as usual at […]

Papers

Cover Story

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Our most recent paper, a collaboration with Peter Karuso, on the solution properties of DNA-binding ruthenium complexes, made the cover of Dalton Transactions, a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

Awards

Joel part of largest LIEF grant for 800

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A consortium headed by Gottfried Otting and Joel was recently awarded $1.53M from the ARC’s large equipment grant fund (LIEF). This grant, which was the largest of its kind, will allow the purchase of an 800 MHz NMR spectrometer equipped with a cryosystem. The instrument will be situated at the Research School of Chemistry at […]

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Jacqui and Joel win NHMRC Project Grants

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Both Jacqui and Joel won NHMRC Project Grants for 2003-2005. Joel’s grant ($225,000) is to understand the way in which specific transcription factors synergise in controlling blood cell development, while Jacqui’s grant ($420,000) is to work on the structure and interactions of several oncogenic transcription factors and the protein-protein complexes that they form.

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Wendy Yung wins poster prize

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One of the PhD students in Joel’s lab, Wendy Yung, won the major poster prize at the recent ComBio2002 conference, held in Sydney. The prize, sponsored by the Biochemical Journal, included a subscription to the journal as well as a hefty cheque!

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Mackay and Matthews labs win ARC Discovery Grants

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Both Jacqui and Joel were awarded ARC Discovery Grants for 2003-2005. Jacqui’s grant ($300,000) will allow her to continue her work aimed at understanding the role of specific transcription factors in the control of gene expression, and to begin to design specific reagents that may interfere with aberrent expression of certain genes. Joel’s grant will […]

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Joel wins Minister’s Prize for the Life Sciences

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In a dinner held at Parliament House in Canberra several weeks ago, Joel was presented with the Science Minister’s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year. The award came with a $35,000 cheque and a medal. The award was given for the contribution made by Joel and his research group towards understanding the role of […]