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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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Seminar by the 'grandfather' of proteomics Prof Matthias Mann
The SPG together with the University of Sydney will host a special seminar by the 'Godfather' of proteomics, Prof Matthias Mann (Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry). This seminar will take place on Monday, 8th of February, 2016 at 4 pm at the Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium (Refreshments from 5 pm onwards). Please register here as space is limited. [Posted 22th January, 2016]

SPG/UTS Gene Regulation Meeting
SPG in collaboration with UTS is organising a special Gene Regulation Meeting on Friday, 12th of February, 2016 at the new UTS Science building (a short walk from Central Station). The meeting will start with a lecture on structure-function analyses of eukaryotic transcription complexes and cutting edge electron cryo-microscopy, from Lori Passmore (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK), who is in Australia as an invited speaker at the Lorne Protein Structure and Function conference. This will be followed by 3 talks by local scientists (Dr Sandro Ataide, Prof Jacqui Matthews and Prof Peter Lewis), and then an optional tour of the UTS superresolution imaging facility, which is available to external users. For more details (flyer) please go here. [Posted 22th January, 2016]

Thompson Prize Night 2015 was held at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Some of the SPG's best work was again showcased at the annual Thompson Prize Night! This year's event was held at the Garvan on Thursday the 26th of November, kindly hosted by Mary Christie. In addition to the Thompson Prize, we have also awarded the Lorne Travel Awards, which help students to attend the Lorne Protein or Proteomics conference. For more details please go here. A flyer is still available here. [Posted 4th December, 2015]

SPG has appointed new secretary
SPG has appointed Jason Low from the University of Sydney as the new secretary as Dr Chu-Kong Liew is resigning from this position by the end of this year. We thank Chu-Kong for his extensive contributions that he has made over many years! [Posted 30th November, 2015]

Treasurer's report for 2014 available
The annual Treasurer's report for 2014 is now available here. [Posted 26th August, 2015]

East Coast Protein Meeting 2015 (ECPM15) was a major success !
The East Coast Protein Meeting (organized by the Queensland Protein Group in conjunction with the SPG) has been taken place in Coffs Harbour from Friday 24th July to Sunday 26st July, 2015. Please go here for more details and pictures. [Posted 26th August, 2015]



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 22.01.16