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.
On Friday 26 June we had a nice social mixer 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 is our inaugural AGM 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; Alice Vrielink and Nigel Laing. Make sure your ASBMB membership is current if you want to present and use the abstract template!
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.
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.
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.
Keen to arrange a PPG event at your institution? Click a name below to get in touch with your local institution representative.