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The Sydney Protein Group

The Sydney Protein Group is made up of protein scientists and students from academia, hospitals and industry.

We meet regularly to hear updates from local and overseas speakers on the latest developments in protein science and related fields.

Scholarships and prizes are also provided to enable young scientists to attend key protein related meetings in Australia.

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Upcoming SPG Spring Symposium
The SPG are organizing this half-day meeting on Friday, 3rd of October, 2014, hosting international speaker Prof Steve McKnight (ComBio Plenary Speaker). Steve is an exceptional scientist who has made a number of seminal findings in the field of gene regulation, including the discovery of the leucine zipper motif that allows transcription factors to dimerise. More recently, his laboratory has taken to unravelling the complexities of metabolism, neurogenesis and the circadian rhythm. In addition, we will also be hosting an excellent collection of local speakers: Liz Harry (University of Technology Sydney), Renae Ryan (University of Sydney), Justin Yerbury (University of Wollongong), Melanie White (University of Sydney) and Morten Thaysen-Anderson (Macquarie University). The meeting will be held at the new Charles Perkins Centre at Sydney University and Ben Crossett will be conducting tours of the brand new mass spectrometry facilities on site. We hope you'll be able to join us for what will hopefully be a great day of local and international protein-centric research! Please go here for a full program, event details and registration. [Posted 19th September, 2014]

National Deuteration Facility Reminder
Reminder for anyone contemplating submitting a proposal to the National Deuteration Facility for molecular deuteration, whether for neutron scattering, NMR (including double and triple labelling) or another scientific purpose, proposals are due September 15th. Please go here for more information. [Posted 11th September, 2014]

Thompson Prize evening 2013 was a great success!
The Thompson Prize Night (sponsored by Biorad and ATA Scientific) was held on Thursday, 28th of November, 2013 at the Centenary Institute, hosted by Josep Font. The annual Thompson Prize is an award for the best student presentation at the Thompson Prize evening and comes with a cheque for $600. We have also awarded 3 Travelling Scholarships to Lorne worth $600 each. For more details please go here. [Posted 17th December, 2013]

East Coast Protein Meeting 2013 (ECPM13) was a major success !
The East Coast Protein Meeting has been taken place in Coffs Harbour from Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July, 2013. Please go here for more details and pictures. [Posted 14th August, 2013]



The Sydney Protein Group is an affiliated Special Interest Group of ASBMB Inc.

Comments to Roland Gamsjaeger (r.gamsjaeger AT uws.edu.au); last updated 19.09.14