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Core C3 Staff

Janet Newman: Janet is C3’s director, she put the initial infrastructure together in 2006 and has been developing it ever since. Janet’s research is focused on standardising the experimental approach to crystallisation/structure determination at a global level, as well as directing research for automated image analysis and novel tools to enhance crystallisation efficiency.  Janet has over 30 years experience in academic and commercial laboratories, developing automation technologies for protein crystallisation.

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Bevan Marshall: Bevan is the staff scientist at C3. After having completed a PhD in structural biology he now focuses on developing and extending methodologies to facilitate robust and reproducible crystallisation of proteins.

Nick Rosa: Nick first made an appearance in C3 as a UROP student, and after graduating from the University of Melbourne joined us full time as a research assistant for a year. Nick is now completing an ME at Melbourne University, and similtaneously supporting and extending C3’s software arsenal.

Marko Ristic: Marko and Nick were UROP scholars together working on Meltdown, and Marko has been supporting C3 software ever since (in between international jaunts). The current pHUEristic application is thanks to Marko.

Sumeet Bal: Moved down from CSIRO in North Ryde (that’s Sydney, BTW) to work in C3.  Sumeet splits his time between Mass Spectrometry and C3.

Present Post Docs & Students

The CSIRO C3 interacts with numerous post-doctoral researchers and students, in varying capacities. The following early career researchers collaborate with the C3.

Matthew Dennis (Industrial Postdoc, CRC for Cancer Therapeutics): Matthew is a Postdoctoral Fellow working in collaboration with CTx. He has experience in structural biology and surface plasmon resonance.

Luke Thorburn (former UROP student, CSIRO fellow): A past UROP Scholar and current CSIRO Fellow, Luke created and maintains the Phase Space Visualisation tool in C6. He is currently on a self-imposed sabbatical but will be starting a MSc in Statistics & Stochastic Processes at the University of Melbourne in July, 2017.

Allen Gu (UROP Student, University of Melbourne): Allen is an undergraduate student. One day, while hurrying to a lecture, he took a wrong turn and ended up at CSIRO instead. Recognising this blessing in disguise, he decided to stick around (by taking part in the UROP program run by Biomedical Research Victoria).”

Lachlan Wallace (UROP Student, University of Melbourne): Lachlan is also an undergraduate student who has found his way to CSIRO,  as part of the UROP program. He is working on adding new stability screening services to C3.

Past C3ers, Students and Postdocs (and where they are now)

Breon Schmidt ( ? )
Christine Robinson (freed at last from CSIRO)
David Ratcliffe (Senior Experimental Scientist, Data61)
Del Lucent (Wilkes University, USA)
John Bentley (CSIRO Biomedical Manufacturing)
Konstantin Knoblich (University of Birmingham, UK)
Laura Castelli (CSIRO Biomedical Manufacturing)
Leonie Van’t Hag (Postdoc, ETH Zurich)
Michelle Chan ( ? )
Ming Bo ( ? )
Pat Pilling (CSIRO Biomedical Manufacturing)
Randy Suryadinata (Business Development, Indonesia)
Sahil Balotra ( ? )
Sandeep Chabra (Harvard University)
Sarina Meusburger ( ? )
Sebastien Desbois (PhD student, Latrobe Univeristy)
Shane Seabrook (CSIRO Services)
Stephanie Li ( Honours student, Burnet Institute )
Tam Pham (CSIRO Biomedical Manufacturing)
Thamali Lekamge ( ? )
Vincent Fazio (CSIRO Mineral Resources)
Ykelien Boersma (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)