News on Twitter

Our launch on Friday 26 July was attended by 55 protein scientists from UWA, Curtin, Murdoch, ECU and Notre Dame. All our news is on Twitter, but you can click to see the launch slide show, the 65 lightning slides (Note: 42 MB) or photos from the day. Please e-mail us to be added to the contact list or DM @PerthProteins. The best place for the latest news will always be our Twitter feed. It's even a great place to ask for equipment in WA, see example 1 and example 2 for two recent successful posts! Don't be afraid to harness the power of social media.

Recent events

We've had a couple great social mixers lately on Friday 14 August at Public House in the city and one on Friday 26 June at the Curtin Tav. In February 2020, a handful of WA scientists were at the 45th Lorne Proteins conference, see closing party, award winners and posters. The day after ASBMB2019, Professor Sir Tom Blundell of the Cambridge University Biochemistry Department delivered "Reflections on a Life in Science: Research, Travel, Entrepreneuring, Politics and Music; Or on Being a Permanent Gap-Year Student”, see Tweet of the afternoon and sundowner.

Coming up

Upcoming is our AGM in Albany on 4-6 September at the UWA Albany Centre, a 4+ hour drive south and west of Perth. Starts late Friday afternoon (4 Sep) and finishes ~noon Sunday (6 Sep). Like the long-running and successful SPG/QPG East Coast Protein Meeting there's a road tip and a strong focus on student/ECR science, plenty of fun social stuff + a talks by a couple luminaries; Archa Fox and Nigel Laing. Make sure your ASBMB membership is current and register now for $40, but after 27 August it goes to $60!

Our mission is to enable interaction and collaboration between protein research groups in Perth, create awareness of research strengths and key research equipment within Perth, raise awareness and extend membership of the ASBMB, create a forum for students and ECRs to present their work in an informal atmosphere, help disseminate and technical and practical aspects of protein science, and bring scientists from interstate or overseas to present their findings.

— Perth Protein Group Constitution

Executive Committee

At our recent launch we appointed people to several of vacant positions, but are still looking for someone to take charge of PPG events, e-mail [email protected] to express your interest.

Josh Mylne

Chairperson & Webmaster

Abi Ghifari


Mark Agostino


Jeffreena Miranda

Events officer

Loreleï Masselot--Joubert

Events officer

Farley Kwok van der Giezen

Events officer

Nicolas Taylor

ASBMB liaison

Brady Johnston

Media Officer
Join the ASBMB

We encourage all Perth protein scientists to join the ASBMB and remember to tick the box next to "Perth Protein Group" in the Special Interest Groups section as this forms the basis of their support for our events. If you're already a member, forgot to tick the box or were unable to, just e-mail [email protected] and we can update your ASBMB profile with PPG membership. Did you know first year HDR students get a year of membership free if their supervisor is an ASBMB member. Also students get additional benefits from joining ASBMB, to see them click here.

Highlights from WA

Check out some of the recent protein work led by West Australian scientists using the gallery below. Each image will link to the PubMed entry for the paper. If you have recent work to highlight, e-mail the PPG secratary any time with a 720 x 550 pixel JPEG image and a hyperlink to the paper in Pubmed.

Institution Representatives

Keen to arrange a PPG event at your institution? Click a name below to get in touch with your local institution representative.

Pauline Zaenker

Edith Cowan University

Evan Ingley

Murdoch University

Clara Andradas

Telethon Institute

Josh Ramsay

Curtin University

Tanima Dutta

Notre Dame University

Grishma Vadlamani

University of Western Australia

Tara Richman

Harry Perkins Institute

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