Dr Ben Crossett
G08 - Biochemistry Building
Dr Crossett began his scientific career at the University of Manchester, gaining a BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry, followed by a PhD at the University of Cambridge under the mentorship of Dr F Stewart, in which he characterised a novel uterine protein in mares. He completed post-doctoral research at Imperial College, London investigating protein based tumour therapies and subsequently utilised a proteomics-based approach to discover novel anti-microbial and vaccine targets in Burkholderia pseudomallei. In 2004, he became the Research Fellow in Proteomics and Manager of the Sydney University Proteome Research Unit.
Dr Ben Crossett is the manager of the Sydney University Proteome Research Unit (SUPRU). The facility specialises in the application of 2D Gel Electrophoresis/DIGE, shotgun proteomics techniques/iTRAQ and selective reaction monitoring to the study of biological systems from a wide range of species from alpacas to zoozanthella. SUPRU provides a range of contract research services and training for researchers wishing to access the state-of-the-art equipment.
As manager of the SUPRU he is involved in a wide range of projects, however his primary research focus is understanding of the molecular process driving the formation and repair of multiple sclerosis lesions and ultimately the failure of this repair mechanism in most patients. Through this work his research group have developed unparallel expertise in processing (particularly laser guided microdissection) of formalin fixed neurological tissue for proteomics applications.