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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 4th Asia Pacific Protein Association (APPA) Conference in Korea
The SPG highly recommands participation at this conference as it provides an excellent opportunity for younger protein scientists to present their work as an oral presentation. Additionally, the conference is of a very high standard, Jeju Island in Korea is an interesting place to visit and the conference venue is a new facility that has just opened in the past year!
The website for the meeting is www.appa2014.or.kr and the deadline for abstract submission has just been extended to March 31. [Posted 19th March, 2013]

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]

Crystal 29 Conference
Registration is now open for the Crystal 29 conference which will take place between 22nd of April, 2014 and 25th of April, 2014 at the O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Queensland. There will be an excellent plenary speaker, Prof Petra Fromme, (University of Arizona, USA) who will talk about 'Femtosecond Nanocrystallography'. Keynote speaker include Andrew Goodwin (Oxford University, UK) 'Crystallography without crystals: Order within disorder', Alice Vrielink (University of Western Australia, WA) 'Membrane protein enzyme structure' and Vic Arcus (University of Waikato, NZ) 'Crystallography and Climate Change: The temperature-dependence of biological rates'. Please go here for more details and registration. [Posted 8th November, 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 19.03.14