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CIPPS Alumni Simon Tang

CIPPS Alumni Simon Tang

CIPPS Alumni Simon Tang completed his honours as a part of the Belov Group. In 2023 he received the University…

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2024 Fellows of The Australian Academy of Science announced

2024 Fellows of The Australian Academy of Science announced

Congratulations to Professor Glenn King FAA for his election to Fellowship of The Australian Academy of Science. This accolade recognises his remarkable…

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2023 Annual Report published

2023 Annual Report published

Our 2023 Annual Report has been published that showcases many great stories and photos from our team. It’s exciting to read about…

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Excellence recognised!

Excellence recognised!

Professor Lara Malins, a chief investigator at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Innovations in Peptide and Protein…

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Fresh Ideas Grants

Fresh Ideas Grants

Congratulations to the winners of our second round of Fresh Ideas Grants! The Fresh Ideas Grants (FIG) scheme is a…

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Capacity Building Grant – Yuhui Zhang

Capacity Building Grant – Yuhui Zhang

Yuhui Zhang a PhD student with the Craik Group recently travelled to Canberra to visit the Jackson Group from the…

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Conference Highlights – IPS2023 and CIPPS Symposium

Conference Highlights – IPS2023 and CIPPS Symposium

Australia hosted this year’s International Peptide Symposium at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, and CIPPS was a Platinum Sponsor…

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Conference Highlights: InSTEM 2023

Conference Highlights: InSTEM 2023

CIPPS was proud to support the second inSTEM conference in Melbourne, an initiative of the STEM-based Australian Research Council Centres…

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Capacity Building Grant – Jingyao You

Capacity Building Grant – Jingyao You

Jingyao You a PhD student from the Joliffe Group at the University of Sydney, recently travelled to Brisbane for an…

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Questacon QLab Takeover

Questacon QLab Takeover

Following on from a small local session in National Science Week, a team of experienced CIPPS communicators from UQ, USyd…

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Capacity Building Grant – Dr Xinyun Jian

Capacity Building Grant – Dr Xinyun Jian

Dr Xinyun Jian, A Postdoctoral Researcher from the Challis and Cryle Group at Monash University, recently travelled to the United…

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Capacity Building Grant – Dr Chuan Huang

Capacity Building Grant – Dr Chuan Huang

Dr Chuan Huang, A Postdoctoral Researcher from the Challis and Cryle Group at Monash University, recently travelled to the United…

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Capacity Building Grant – Maria Hountondji

Capacity Building Grant – Maria Hountondji

Maria Hountondj a PhD student from the Joliffe Group at the University of Sydney, recently travelled to Brisbane for an…

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Innovation Excellence Awarded!

Innovation Excellence Awarded!

Congratulations to Professor Glenn King for receiving the 2023 Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation last night! Glenn was recognised for…

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Conference highlights: CIPPS ECR/PhD Retreat

Conference highlights: CIPPS ECR/PhD Retreat

More than 100 CIPPS members gathered recently from across the country in the scenic Blue Mountains, 2-hours drive west of Sydney to…

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K’gari Field Report

K’gari Field Report

Our researchers are unlocking the peptide universe of unique Australian animals and plants. Read the report on invertebrate collection on…

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Our Director appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia

Our Director appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia

Congratulations to our Centre Director, Professor David Craik, on his appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia (OA)…

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Professor Rich Payne elected to the Australian Academy of Science

Professor Rich Payne elected to the Australian Academy of Science

Prof Richard Payne FAA’s lab has developed a number of technologies for assembling large polypeptides and proteins by chemical synthesis,…

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2022 Annual Report published

2022 Annual Report published

Our 2022 Annual Report has been published that showcases many great stories and photos from our team. Thanks also to CIPPS Research…

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Perspective: Women in CIPPS

Perspective: Women in CIPPS

This month we have a very special edition of our regular highlights section. In celebration of International Day of Women…

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Conference Highlights: FBDDU DU 2022, OMC2022 and SCANZ 34

Conference Highlights: FBDDU DU 2022, OMC2022 and SCANZ 34

This month we are looking back at some of the great conferences that took place at the end of last…

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Professor Hiroaki Suga awarded 2023 Wolf Prize

Professor Hiroaki Suga awarded 2023 Wolf Prize

CIPPS Partner Investigator Professor Hiroaki Suga, from The University of Tokyo, has been awarded the 2023 Wolf Prize for Chemistry.…

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Conference Highlights: CIPPS 2022

Conference Highlights: CIPPS 2022

For our final conference highlight of the year, we are reflecting on our very own CIPPS Annual Conference! Last month,…

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Conference Highlights: EPS 2022

Conference Highlights: EPS 2022

This month we are reflecting on the 36th European Peptide Symposium & 12th International Peptide Symposium which took place in…

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Professor Michelle Colgrave, FTSE

Professor Michelle Colgrave, FTSE

CIPPS is thrilled that Chief Investigator Professor Michelle Colgrave has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of…

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Conference Highlights: RACI 2022

Conference Highlights: RACI 2022

This month we are reflecting on the RACI National Congress which took place in Brisbane last July. Held every 5…

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Our Fantastic Future Fellows!

Our Fantastic Future Fellows!

Congratulations to CIPPS research fellow Dr Conan Wang (UQ) and Associate Investigator Dr Christoph Nitsche (ANU) who were awarded ARC…

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Conference Highlights: The Australian Peptide Conference 2022

Conference Highlights: The Australian Peptide Conference 2022

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Celebrating Science Week

Celebrating Science Week

The great spectacle that was National Science Week is officially over. We have packed away our banners and games and…

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Blast-off for CIPPS!

Blast-off for CIPPS!

On Monday August 21st, CIPPS had the great privilege of being launched officially by Senator the Hon Anthony Chisholm, Senator…

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Conference Highlights: inSTEM 2022

Conference Highlights: inSTEM 2022

An interview with Dr Rebecca Frkic, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Research School of Chemistry at The Australian National University. Written by…

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Spotlight on: Cassidy Whitefield

Spotlight on: Cassidy Whitefield

Cassidy Whitefield is a PhD candidate working at the ANU under the supervision of Professor Colin Jackson. Cassidy grew up…

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Recognised by RACI

Recognised by RACI

Two of our Sydney-based CIPPS members have been recognised by the Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (MCCB) Division of the…

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CIPPS in the Academy

CIPPS in the Academy

Professor Kathy Belov AO from The University of Sydney has been elected as a fellow of the Australian Academy of…

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Celebrating success at the APC and Solid Phase Meeting!

Celebrating success at the APC and Solid Phase Meeting!

Two major peptide conferences were held on the Gold Coast this week, the Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis Meeting and the…

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Liversidge Lecture

Liversidge Lecture

Our deputy-director Professor Richard Payne was awarded the prestigious Liversidge Lecture from the Royal Society of NSW in 2020. After…

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2021 Annual Report published

2021 Annual Report published

Our 2021 Annual Report has been published that showcases many great stories and photos from our team. Thanks also to…

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CIPPS2022 Research Retreat is a wrap

CIPPS2022 Research Retreat is a wrap

What a wonderful and productive few days! 24 thought provoking talks from our CIs and postdocs; professional development and portfolio…

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FameLab Success!

FameLab Success!

Dr Samantha Nixon, one of our Research Fellows from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, has recently been chosen as the…

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Lifetime achievement in genetics research

Lifetime achievement in genetics research

Professor Kathy Belov has been awarded the MJD White Medal by the Genetics Society of Australasia for excellence and a…

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For he’s a jolly good Fellow!

For he’s a jolly good Fellow!

…and so say all of us! CIPPS is delighted that our Director, Professor David Craik FAA FRS, has been elected…

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Dr Lara Malins awarded 2021 Westpac Research Fellowship

Dr Lara Malins awarded 2021 Westpac Research Fellowship

Dr Lara Malins, has been awarded a prestigious Westpac Research Fellowship to support her research into the development of new…

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Prof Rich Payne awarded 2020 Liversidge Lecture

Prof Rich Payne awarded 2020 Liversidge Lecture

The Liversidge Lecture for 2020 was awarded to Professor Richard Payne FRSN FRACI FRSC of the School of Chemistry of the University…

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Prof Michelle Colgrave wins 2020 ICM Agrifood Award

Prof Michelle Colgrave wins 2020 ICM Agrifood Award

Professor Michelle Colgrave has won the 2020 ICM Agrifood Award from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) at…

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2020 Fellows of the Academy of Science announced

2020 Fellows of the Academy of Science announced

Congratulations to Professor Kate Jolliffe FAA on election to the Australian Academy of Science for her world-leading contributions to organic…

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The ARC Centre of Excellence is Funded!!

The ARC Centre of Excellence is Funded!!

On Friday 25th of October 2019, the Australian Research Council announced that our centre was awarded funding for seven years…

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Circular peptides featured on theconversation.com

Circular peptides featured on theconversation.com

In a recent article on theconversation.com, two scientists working under CIPPS director Professor David Craik explain how circular peptides called…

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Major breakthrough in Antibiotic research

Major breakthrough in Antibiotic research

A team under the lead of CIPPS researcher Max Cryle have discovered how a crucial step in the biosynthesis of…

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Stroke drug lead under development

Stroke drug lead under development

Professor Glenn King of the University of Queensland is developing a new drug that could safe many lives and improve…

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CIPPS scientists discover  blood vessel relaxing molecule

CIPPS scientists discover blood vessel relaxing molecule

As part of an international team, CIPPS scientist Richard Payne and his staff have discovered a new molecule that relaxes…

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CIPPS researchers named on Periodic Table of younger chemists

CIPPS researchers named on Periodic Table of younger chemists

It has been 150 years since the periodic table of elements has been first created and to celebrate this breakthrough…

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Scientists crack the genetic code of koalas

Scientists crack the genetic code of koalas

An international team scientists – including CIPPS researcher Katherine Belov – have successfully sequenced the full koala genome. A total…

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