Martin Group

December 7th 2016

This week, Jenny and one of our post-docs Camila attended the 14th Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA). Camlia received a Rising Star award to attend the conference and during the week Jenny officially became President of AsCA! 

October 1st 2016

Congratulations to our PhD student Emily Furlong who received a UQ Graduate School International Travel Award to undertake a laboratory placement with Professor Susan Lea at the University of Oxford next year!

October 1st 2016

Every year Telstra recognises outstanding Australian business women and this year we are very excited to announce that Jenny has been selected as a finalist for Telstra Business Women's Award in the QLD Public Sector and Academia Category. Congratulations Jenny and good luck!

September 19th 2016

Congratulations to our PhD student Emma Livingstone who was awarded an AINSE Postgraduate Research Award! This award will allow her to spend time at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation in Sydney doing some small angle neutron/X-ray scattering. 

December 4th 2015

Congratulations to Emily Furlong for being accepted into the full workshop stream of the Australasian Crystallography School 2016, which will be held at the Australian Synchrotron in February next year!

November 19th 2015

Congratulations to Dr Roisin McMahon and Emma Livingstone for presenting and both winning prizes for their talks at the South East Queensland structural biology meeting!

November 18th 2015

Congratulations to our post-doctoral research officer Michelle on receiving an Endeavour Award from the Australian Government! She was awarded this highly competitive fellowship to conduct research at Uppsala University with Prof Helena Danielson.

November 10th 2015

We are pleased to announce that this year we were awarded two grants!

An ARC Discovery Project grant was awarded to investigate mammalian membrane proteins including human zinc transporters. Membrane proteins are key drug targets that are significantly under-represented in structural databases and this project aims to study zinc transporters, which have a key role in immunity, to increase our knowledge of these proteins. Congratulations to everyone involved in the grant including our post-doctoral research officer Hassan!

We were also awarded an NHMRC grant to investigate inhibitors of DsbA proteins, with the aim of developing a new generation of drugs targeting bacterial virulence. This work will be done in collaboration with researchers at QUT, Monash and La Trobe University and again congratulations to everyone involved!

November 10th 2015

A big congratulations to our new PhD student Emma Livingstone on being one of only two recipients of the 2015 IMB Research Advancement Award! The career enrichment award is given to domestic IMB PhD candidates who have shown leadership potential and have an ability to communicate.

November 9th 2015

The Division of Chemistry and Structural Biology symposium was held last Friday at the IMB. Gordon, Signe, Emma and Emily presented at the meeting and coincidentally all the girls turned up in their stripey blue and white dresses! Congratulations to Signe and Emma for taking home prizes for their 3 minute talks!

September 11th 2015

Today Emily's mum and nana visited the group! We had a lovely morning tea with them and then Emily took them on a tour of the lab.

August 25th 2015

Last week, Hassan, Signe and Emily travelled down to the Australian Synchrotron to collect data from some crystals and receive training on the Macromolecular Crystallography beamlines. The trip was a success and a fantastic opportunity to learn more about synchrotron science!

August 7th 2015

Recently Karalyn Shaw and her daughters, Violet, Clementine and Scarlett paid the Martin lab a visit to see what we do on a day-to-day basis and learn a bit more about protein x-ray crystallography. We were delighted to take them on a tour of the lab and show them some of the crystals we had grown.

Karalyn also made us a beautiful crystal cake (complete with edible glitter) and biscuits cut with a design based on graph theory for morning tea!

We would love to thank the Shaw family for the amazing morning tea and taking time out of their school holidays to visit us. It was wonderful to see so much enthusiasm for science!

June 30th 2015


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