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 […]
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.
Postdoctoral and Research Assistant positions are currently available in the Mackay and Matthews labs. Download PDF advertisement for postdoc. Contact Joel or Jacqui for more information.
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 […]
A team comprising Merlin Crossley (USyd), Andrew Perkins (Monash) and Joel was awarded an NIH R01 grant (~AUD1.2M) to study the repression of fetal gamma globin.
A crack team, made up of Janet Deane, Ann Kwan, Chu Wai Liew and Wendy Yung, took out the 15 in 24 hour event at the recent NSW Rogaining Championships, held in Nowendoc north of Newcastle. Joel and Jacqui also competed (in the 24 h event) and were placed third. A good time and much […]
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.
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!
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 […]
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 […]