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Dr Kasper Kowalski (and his chicken, Gwyneth Poultry)

1997-2001.
Ex. PhD student with Joel. Was an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow at U. Adelaide with Dr Grant Booker. Now a businessman.


Kayesh Fairley

1999.
Honours student with Joel. Fishy character from Chemistry. Gone to do Medicine.


Craig Plambeck

2000.
Medical student with undying interest in RNA-binding proteins.


Manu Dubin

2002.
Honours student with Jacqui. Please disregard Chu surfing the web in background.


Elmer Ker

2003.
Honours student with Joel and martial dancer (capoeira). After the army in Singapore, started a PhD in the US.


Melissa Williams

2003.
Honours student with Jacqui. Now a clinical research associate.


Nicki Norris

2003.
Honours student with Joel. Now a PhD student with Jenny Potts in York.


Fiona Power

2003.
Research Assistant with Joel - seems to like the Irish rugby team.


Dr Lyndal Thompson

200.3
Research assistant with Jacqui.


Wendy Yung

2001-2003.
Masters student with Joel. HRH. Now working for Questacon.


Cow

1997-2004.
Experiment in mammalian dessication.


Dr Jason Kahn

2003-2004.
Sabbatical visitor. Prof. at U. Maryland.


Belinda Sharpe

1998-2004.
PhD student with Joel. Gone to places afar. Now works for Wellcome in London.


Dr Neelan Marianayagam

2003-2004.
Post-doctoral fellow with Jacqui (pretending to work).


Dr Ed Cram

1999-2004.
PhD student with Jacqui. Remarkable hair transformations a specialty.


Daniel Gorman

2004.
Honours student with Dave/Joel (generally appears more 3-dimensional). Now doing medicine.


Eva Chen

2004.
Honours student with Joel. Quiet (very).


Priscilla Foo

2004.
Honours student with Jacqui.


Dr Rachel Vandenhoven

2004.
Post-doctoral fellow with Jacqui. Now a lecturer in Queensland.


Dr Raina Simpson

2000-2005.
BSc Hons and PhD student with Joel. Now a scientist at Apollo Life Sciences.


Dr Felix Kobus

2003-4.
Postdoctoral fellow with Joel, troublemaker. Now involved in science education.


Dr Janet Deane

2000-2005.
BSc Hons and PhD with Jacqui. Thoughtful. Now postdocing at U. Oxford.


Dr Michael Swanton

2000-2005.
PhD student with Joel. Now working at Apollo Life Sciences.


Amy Nancarrow

2003-5.
BSc Hons and Research Assistant with Jacqui. Hairy. Working for a volunteer agency in Edinburgh.


Dr Sharon Pursglove

2003-5.
Post-doctoral fellow with Joel. Multitasking as a mother and a researcher at the Victor Chang Cardiac Res. Inst.


Gustav Karlberg

2005.
Visiting scholar with Jacqui. Semi-pro, apparently.


Yun-Si Lim

2005.
Honours student with Dave. Now working at the Garvan.


Thilo Schroeder

2006.
Visiting scholar from Germany with Jacqui. Deja vu.


Dr Belinda Westman

1999-2003,2006.
PhD student and postdoc with Joel. Briefly institutionalized (VCCRI) - now recovered. Postdocing in Dundee.


Dr Daniel Ryan

2001-6.
PhD student with Jacqui. Taller. Now postdocing in Dundee (can you see a link?).


Cy Jeffries

2003-6.
PhD student with Jacqui. Mysterious. Now postdocing with Jill Trewhella.


Victoria Mitchell

2006.
BSc Honours student witih Jacqui. Paintballer - watch out... Now working as a research assistant at the Kolling Institute.


Will D'Avigdor

2006.
BSc Honours student with Dave. Mad scientist in the making.


Christoph Leidig

2007.
Visiting scholar from Germany with Joel. Deja deja vu.


Jaimee Duncan

2005-6.
BSc Honours student + research assistant with Jacqui. Nutbush specialist.


Vanessa Craig

2006.
BSc Honours student with Jacqui. Call me Paris.


Mats Gurkansson

2007.
Undergraduate from Sweden, worked with Joel. Another one for our Scandanavian collection!


Alex Djamirze

2007.
BSc Honours student with Jacqui. Ice hockey master (a bit unseasonal for Sydney, normally).


Melinda Tan

2007.
BSc Honours student with Joel. Helping to look after Chu Kong.


Wilfred Leung

2007.
BSc Honours student with Joel. Worked in two labs at the same time!


Sheng Hua

2007.
BSc Honours student with Dave.


Anne Trinh

2007-8.
summer student with Joel and general livewire.


Gonzalo Durante

2007.
Visiting PhD student from Spain, with Joel.


Dr Jason Lowry

2004-7.
Postdoc with Joel. The weatherman.


Dr Chu Kong Liew

1998-2002, 2006-8.
PhD student with Joel. Postdoc-ed with Rob Clubb at UCLA, came back, went to VCCRI - like a yo-yo...


Laura Glockner

2007-8.
Undergraduate from Germany; worked with Margie and contracted appendicitis (not related).


Thu Vu

2007-8.
Research assistant with Jacqui. Now raising a little Thu.


Dr Chris Lee

2003-2008.
Ex. PhD student with Jacqui. Acronymic - NMR, SAXS...


Dr Sally Eaton

2002, 2007-8.
Hons student (with Joel and Dave) and postdoctoral associate (with Jacqui). Off to Old Blighty... Now back in Sydney in Cath Suter's lab at the Victor Chang.


Dr Fionna Loughlin

2004-8.
PhD student with Joel. Now postdocing in Zurich with Fred Allain.


Kim Tieu

2008.
BSc Honours student with Jacqui.


Doug Beattie

2008.
BSc Hons student with Margie and Ann.


Nandini Ragothaman

2008.
Undergraduate working with Dave.


Paul Vukašin

2007-8.
BSc Hons. student and research assistant with Margie/Ann. Working hard on unicycle juggling (and hydrophobins) - and now dentistry.


Juliane Fischer

2008-9.
Undergraduate from Germany with Joel.


Dr Richard Grant

2006-9. Postdoctoral associate with Joel. Shady, and undisputed master of dad jokes. Now working for Faculty of 1000.


Kate Grant

2006-9. Inaugural Lab Manager. Made good cakes (valuable)!


Dr Chu Wai Liew

2001-9. PhD student with Joel and postdoctoral associate with Jacqui. Likes jelly rolls. Now postdoc-ing in Dunedin (Brrr!) with Catherine Day.


Dr Tony Blake

2009. Research assistant - worked in our lab as part of his world tour!


Dr Molly Clifton

2004-9. PhD student with Joel. Call me Imelda (or Jeannie - or mom x 2).


Antoine Hocher

2009. Undergrad. from France getting a taste of life in the Sunde lab.


Wilfred Leung

2007-9. BSc Hons with Joel and research assistant with Jacqui.


Dr Dave Gell

2000-2009. Wellcome Postdoc Fellow, ARC Postdoc Fellow (with Joel), ARC Research Fellow. Set records at Lorne for fastest fun run and smallest poster. Now introducing PIs at U. Tasmania to the joys of protein science and structural biology. Sorely missed...


Claire Dickson

2009. BSc Hons student with Dave. Has headed for UTas to help start up Dave's lab as a PhD student.


Ki Lim Kim

2009/10. Undergrad. summer student working with Joel and Siavoush.


Caroline Traill

2009/10. Undergrad. summer student working with Liza.


A/Prof. Kylie Walters

2010. Sabbactical visitor from the University of Minnesota (bbrrr....)


A/Prof. Hiroshi Matsuo

2010. Sabbactical visitor from the University of Minnesota (bbrrr....)


Beeke Weinert

2009/10. Undergrad. from Germany working with Jacqui. Already in on the lab football!


Edward Chan

2009/10. Undergrad. TSP student working with Jacqui, under Flyp and Sandra's able guidance.


A/Prof. Siavoush Dastmalchi

2009-10. Sabbactical visitor from the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Iran - here for some serious structural biology.


Dr Marc Jones

Research associate with Jacqui, by way of Brisbane, Cleveland and Glasgow.


Arwen Cross

2007-10. PhD student with Jacqui. Bushwalker extraordinaire.


Yvanka de Soysa

2010. Undergraduate from Smith College in the US who worked with Jacqui.


A/Prof. David Segal

2010. Collaborator visiting from deep in the agricultural heart of the US - UC Davis (note wheat in background). We are hoping to get him back...


Maryam Hamzehee

2010. PhD student with Siavoush Dastmalchi in Iran. On a six-month visit to sample Mackay lab life in Sydney.


Dr Josep Font-Sadurni

2007-10. Postdoctoral associate with Joel and adventure racer. Now a membrane crystallographer with Mika Jormakka.


Dr Sandra Wissmueller

2008-10. Postdoctoral associate with Jacqui. Has moved up in the world (to the 7th floor).


Paula Watson

2010. BSc Hons student with Jacqui. Banana bender.


Catherine Shehadie

2010. BSc Hons student with Joel. Surfing scientist.


Stace Weisbrodt

2010. BSc Hons student with Joel. Ultimate frisbee afficianado.


Ruvini Fernando

2010. BSc Hons student with Liza. Went out to the wild west (UWS) with Liza to do a PhD.


Ivan Cheung

2010. BSc Hons student with Margie.


Line Bang

2009 and 2010. Danish postgraduate student. Came in 2009 and liked it so much she came back for more! Main job was to keep Sarah out of mischief.


Oscar Ljungqvist

2010. Undergraduate from Lund University working with Liza. We had quite a Scandanavian collection while he and Line were here!


Kylie Loh

2009-10. Hons with Jacqui and RA with Margie. Headed to Jamie R's lab at Monash.


Dr Robyn Mansfield

2005-10. Hons and PhD with Joel. After a period in Pharmacology at USyd, has moved to Nick Dixon's lab in Wollongong (with a fellowship!).


Dr Mugda Bhati

2005-10. Hons and PhD with Jacqui. Moved to Melbourne to be closer to the synchrotron.


Tony Rey

2009-10. Undergrad. from France - the French connection in Margie's lab.


Sarah Carman

2010. USyd undergrad on a summer scholarship with Liza. One of those chemist types we wish we had more of!


Dr Sock Yue Thong

2006-11. BSc Hons and PhD student with Joel. Has undying devotion to Singapore Airlines, a liking for new kits and an unhealthy fascination with seamonkeys. Now with Gijsbert Grotenbreg at National University of Singapore.


Nina Ripin

2011. Undergraduate from Germany in Jacqui's lab. Worked like a demon - and was justly rewarded!


Vince Cheung

2011. BSc Hons student with Joel. Off learning how to fix your teeth now!


Tristan Ocampo

2011. BSc Hons student with Liza.


Christine Touma

2011. BSc Hons student with Liza.


Matthew Hampsey

2011. BSc Hons student with Margie.


Sidika Kirmizi

2011. Undergraduate from Germany working with Margie.


Bianca Varney

2011. Undergraduate lab assistant.


Fiona Naughton

2011. USyd undergrad who stayed on for more after a summer scholarship with Joel. Closet kiwi (don't tell anyone she supports the ABs).


Xingzhou Liu

2011. Second year summer student with Jacqui.


Clara Shen

2011. Second year summer student with Joel. Our Pebblepad professional.


Dr Liza Cubeddu

2005-2010. PI and Sydney Protein Group dynamo! Now installed at UWS.


Dr Roland "The Mummy" Gamsjaeger

2004-2010. Postdoc with Joel - brought a taste of Austria to the lab. Gone to the wild west (UWS).


Dr Kaavya Krishna Kumar

2007-12. PhD student with Dave - with Joel as surrogate supervisor. Wicked cross-court forehand (as Joel can attest - note to self: must hit more to her backhand...). Now taking the plunge into the membrane with Jacqui Gulbis at WEHI.


Dr David Jacques

2011-12. Postdoc with Jacqui. Worked his way up to the NMR lab via the X-ray lab. Gone to sunny Cambridge - to the hallowed LMB - on a CJ Martin Fellowship for more crystallography.


Dr Carsten Minten

2012. Postdoc with Joel. Came on a brief but very productive mouse-related mission.


Mattias Brofelth

2012. Swedish Masters student with Joel. Nailed those NuRD pulldowns!


Cuong Nguyen

2008-12. PhD student with Joel. Pipetted for three. Postdocing with Paul Curmi at UNSW.


Tom Drury

2011-2. BSc Hons and RA with Jacqui. Never has anyone been so pleased to see a gel shift work! Off to Cambridge for a PhD with Ernest Laue.


Elise Laming

2012. RA with Joel. Added extra cheer to the lab. Now doing a PhD with Daniela Stock at the VCCRI.


Dr Margie Sunde

2002-2011. PI. Queen of amyloid. Now taken up a full academic position in the Dept of Pharmacology (which seems to require scuba gear on a regular basis!).


Vanessa Morris

2008-11. PhD student with Margie. Justin <3 Ness. Finished (2012) and departed for Germany for a postdoc with Bernd Reif on solid-state NMR.


Jane Ren

2009-11. MSc student with Margie - another amyloid convert. Also gone to Pharmacology.


Dr Paula Vaz

2006-12. Postdoc and PhD student with Joel. Liable to knock you down (if you're a splicing factor, that is). One of our few ESFJs...


Jack Sheppard

2012. Undergrad student from Oxford who spent a couple of months with Jacqui.


Morgan Gadd

2007-2013. PhD student with Jacqui. "The Interceptor" on the basketball court! Headed off to Dundee for a structural postdoc (after a brief sojourn in Cambridge) with Alessio Ciulli.


Alexii Ilinykh

2012-3. Hons and RA with Sue Clark and Joel. Heading off to Monash for a PhD with Nadia Rosenthal.


2008-13. Mitch O'Connell

PhD student with Joel. Drumming for the Zinc Fingers. Handed in, and headed off - to Berkeley to work with Jennifer Doudna on RNA-binding proteins (for a change).


Hinnerk Saathoff

2013. Hockey playing Master's student from Germany who came and made huge progress on the NuRD complex work. Are hoping Germany will send us some more like him!


James Wong

2012-3. Undergrad technical assistant for 2012. Following the path started by Paul many years ago...


Craig Coorey

2013. Undergrad TSP student in Joel's lab - also entrusted to Ana's care.


Dr Eija Lehtomäki

2007-13. PhD student and postdoc with Joel (and Sandro). The Finn with the killer spike on the volleyball court! Now handed in and back from a rest in Tahiti...to take up the zinc finger gauntlet again.


Saad Alqarni

2009-13. PhD student with Joel. Came, played great indoor football, nailed some crystal structures and left us for an academic position in Saudi Arabia. We are hoping for some ongoing collaboration.


Michael Webster

2012-3. BSc Hons student + RA with Joel. Won 'longest commute' award by quite some distance...! Moved on to a PhD in Cambridge with Lori Passmore.


Herman Fung

2012-3. BSc Hons student + RA with Jacqui. A year of being looked after by Flyp didn't put him off! Moved on to a PhD with Fred Antson in York.


Amanda Blythe

2013. PhD student from Alice Vrielink's lab way over in Perth. Left her husband - temporarily at least - to get some SELEX and protein characterization work done over here. Things went pretty well and she is now writing up (having just solved a crystal structure too!).


Clare Cullen

2013. BSc Hons student with Jacqui. Showing off our new line in off-the-shoulder labcoats.


Tanya Estephan

2013. BSc Hons student with Jacqui. Wase subjected to Flyp's rigorous Hons student training program (although I think she's eased back on the waterboarding these days).


Reece Adler

2013. BSc Hons student with Joel. Navigated with Katschi the labyrinth of deep sequencing data output (and provided us with cost-price plumbing supplies).


Jesse Wark

2013. BSc Hons student with Nick. Survived being a summer student with Dorothy - that's something to put on your CV.


Annika Majoros

2013. Undergraduate student who did a TSP project with Joel and Jason. Took the first steps in a new project in the lab and did well.


Dylan Rausch

2013-4. Visited Australia for a year and wanted to do some science - who can blame him?!


Antonia Zech

2013-4. Masters student from Hamburg. Came for some surfing and science (not necessarily in that order).


Dr Marylène Vandevenne

2010-14. Postdoc with Joel - our first Belgian! Her optimism is sorely missed. Now starting her own group back in Belgium.


Dr Katerina Bendak

2010-14. PhD student and postdoc with Joel. Made a huge contribution to the biology side of the lab. Now postdocing in a cancer lab at UNSW, putting those new skills to some good.


Andy Law

2013-4. BSc Hons student with Nick over in fume hood world.


Sam Choi

2013-4. BSc Hons student with Ann. Also a jazz piano aficionado - fitted right in!


Manar Shahib

2014. Masters student from Lund in Sweden. Came on a recommendation from Mattias!


Isabella Gurgel

2014. Undergraduate from Brazil in Joel's lab who came to further boost the Portuguese-speaking community in the Struct. Biol. division.


Stephen Phan

2014. Second year TSP student working with Katschi - becoming a qPCR expert.


Dr Blanka Pekarova

2014. Sabbatical visitor from the Central European Institute of Technology in teh Czech Republic.


Fiona Naughton

2014. BSc Hons graduate from Physics who is doing some computational work before starting a PhD later in the year (probably in the UK). Was a summer student working with Paul in 2011 and that obviously didn't scare her off.


Ngaio Smith

2014. BSc Hons student with Jacqui after doing a summer scholarship with Ana in Joel's lab.


James Woodmansey

2014. BSc Hons student with Jacqui. Need something from the top shelf?


Cherry Kwong

2014. BSc Hons student with Joel. Had the best first name in the lab.


Tamia Nguyen

2014. Third year undergraduate student working with Jason. A summer scholarship addict (she had two last summer...)!


Soumya Joseph

2008-14. BSc Hons and PhD student with Jacqui. Chief mischief-maker and Bjork impersonator. Now working in sunny Canberra.


Sarah Webb

2009-14. BSc Hons PhD student with Joel. Spent half of her Hons year held together with sports tape. EM pioneer.


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