The 7th Alpbach workshop on coiled coil, fibrous and repeat proteins was a great conference. It was great to catch up with collaborator and friend Tsunenori Kameda as well as hear more about the fascinating work of Benedeto Marelli and Christian Borkner in the fibrous protein section, along with all the other great talks.
Trevor and Tara touring the impressive resources available at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication. From their website: “MCN provides a comprehensive user experience, housing instrumentation for many nanofabrication processes under the one roof. This allows users to take projects from concept through to prototype with ease. Key service areas include lithography, thin film deposition, characterisation, packaging, […]
This is the laboratory where Trevor searched for new nitric oxide binding metal centres at the Arctic University, Tromsø, Norway). The Churchill Fellowship provided funding for Trevor to travel to Europe to develop his skills and draw on the experience of others to achieve this goal. His Fellowship trip took him to the Arctic University […]
Trevor’s commentary outlines a protein engineering approach as an alternative to immobilisation developed in our laboratory. The article can be found here
The use of proteins to immobilise photosensitisers is an exciting but relatively unexplored research area. In our latest paper we describe the immobilisation of heavy-metal macrocycles within a coiled-coil silk protein from honeybees. These new functional materials could be used in biomedical applications, such as wound dressings, to monitor oxygen levels within the wound and […]
NHMRC Research Translational Faculty Asthma Steering group (2015) report describing the need for feasible and accessible tools for measuring asthma biomarkers: Asthma Case for Action
Biotechnologist Tara Sutherland shows and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne samples of bee silk ahead of their announcement of the National Innovation and Science Agenda at the CSIRO Discovery Centre. Image from:Alex Ellinghausen
In April this year the CSIRO are running a cutting edge symposium on the exciting new field of synthetic biology. The details can be found here: https://events.csiro.au/Events/2015/October/19/E-CUSYMP-160400