Our Team

Email: d.craik@imb.uq.edu.au

    Prof David Craik

    Professor Craik is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and Royal Society of Chemistry, as well as an ARC Laureate Fellow. He has built a world-leading research program in discovery, structural characterisation and applications of novel peptides over 35 years and ha

    Email: elizabeth.new@sydney.edu.au

      A/Prof Elizabeth New

      Professor New is developing transformative tools for molecular imaging, including redox sensors and fluorescent probes. Her technol- ogies have been adopted by >40 labs across the globe and several probes have been commercialised. She has won over 20 awards for excellence in

      Email: gottfried.otting@anu.edu.au

        Prof Gottfried Otting

        Professor Otting is an ARC Laureate Fellow, a former ARC Federation Fellow (2002–2007) and Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance. He is a global leader in spectroscopic methods for determining structure and function of peptides and proteins and has pion

        Email: Gregory.Challis@monash.edu

          Prof Gregory Challis

          As the Monash-Warwick Alliance Professor of Sustainable Chemistry, Professor Challis leads a highly productive, interdisciplinary research group focused on natural product discovery and biosynthesis, mechanistic enzymology and biosynthetic engineering. He is a Fellow of the

          Email: hsuga@chem.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp

            Prof Hiroaki Suga

            Professor Suga has developed the RaPID platform, a technique that allows ribosomal reprogramming to generate very large peptides libraries of great complexity and chemical diversity which now underpins a multi- million dollar private research organisation that regularly inte

            Email: A.Tavassoli@soton.ac.uk

              Prof Ali Tavassoli

              Professor Tavassoli heads an interdisciplinary team of scientists working at the interface of chemistry and biology. His lab has expertise in developing methods for large scale cyclic peptide synthesis, as well as extensive experience of developing biophysical and cell-based

              Email: richard.payne@sydney.edu.au

              Prof Richard Payne

              Professor Payne is an internationally recognised leader in development of enabling technologies for chemical synthesis of peptides and proteins for applications in biology and medicine. His research has been recognised through award of >15 prestigious prizes and medals since

              Email: d.fairlie@imb.uq.edu.au

              Prof David Fairlie

              Professor Fairlie is internationally recognised for protein-protein interactions, chemcial design, pharmacology. Former ARC Federation Fellow (2006-2011), current NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow (2012-2021) with 400 pubs and >24,000 citations and strong industry netwo

              Email: lara.malins@anu.edu.au

              Dr Lara Malins

              Dr. Malins is an ARC DECRA Fellow and leader in the development of cutting-edge synthetic technologies for the late-stage modification of peptides and proteins. She has co-authored several high-impact collaborative studies with multinational pharmaceutical companies (e.g


              Prof Michelle Colgrave

              Professor Colgrave is an expert in proteomics and mass spectrometry with extensive background in food safety and agricultural commodities, including translation and commercialisation of products. She is an elected member of the Australasian Proteomics Society, has a prolific

              Email: Ben.Davis@chem.ox.ac.uk

              Prof Benjamin Davis

              Professor Davis is a leading international expert in glycoprotein synthesis and engineering with expertise in performing reactive – yet selective – chemical synthesis on proteins which will help identify late-stage modification of peptides and proteins. As a recognised e

              Email: paul.savage@csiro.au

              Dr Paul Savage

              Dr Savage is the Research Director of the Biomedical Manufacturing Platform at CSIRO and he will apply cutting edge proteomics methodologies to characterise the structure, function, post-translational modifications and molecular interactions of therapeutic peptides, proteins

              Email: kathy.belov@sydney.edu.au

              Prof Katherine Belov

              An expert in comparative genomics, immunogenetics and conservation genetics, Professor Belov has had a leading role in annotating opossum, platypus, tammar wallaby and koala genomes. She has published over 175 peer-reviewed papers, received two Eureka awards, the Crozier med

              Email: glenn.king@imb.uq.edu.au

              Prof Glenn King

              Professor King is a leading authority on venom-derived peptides, internationally recognised for their translation into novel therapeutics and bioinsecticides. He is Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and sole founder of Vestaron Corp, an agricultural biotechnolog

              Email: colin.jackson@anu.edu.au

              Prof Colin Jackson

              Professor Jackson is a leader in protein engineering and structural biology, with an extensive track-record in protein evolution and computational design. He is an ARC Future Fellow, has won several prestigious awards in recognition of research excellence and maintains exten

              Email: hidde.ploegh@childrens.harvard.edu

              Prof Hidde Ploegh

              Professor Ploegh is an expert in the filed of engineering enzymatic tools to decode the structure and function of peptides and proteins, with the ability to include bespoke labels following peptide and protein (bio)synthesis made possible through his pioneering work on the t

              Email: blp@mit.edu

              Prof Bradley Pentelute

              Professor Pentelute is a peptide chemist and has pioneered methods for rapid peptide synthesis using flow technology. A member of the Department of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr Pentelute has developed an automated peptide synthesiser that has si

              Email: ‎kate.jolliffe@sydney.edu.au

                Prof Katrina Jolliffe

                Professor Jolliffe is an expert in supra- molecular chemistry and has made substantial contributions to synthesis of cyclic peptides and peptidomimetics as receptors for molecular recognition. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, has won several prestigious awa

                Email: sonia.henriques@qut.edu.au

                  Dr Sonia Henriques

                  Dr Henriques is an ARC Future Fellow who leads a collaborative, multidisciplinary research program with national and international linkages to academia and industry. She has developed cutting-edge biophysical methods for characterising peptide- membrane interactions, cell me

                  Email: Max.Cryle@monash.edu

                    Prof Max Cryle

                    Professor Cryle pioneers multidisciplinary approaches for investigation of the biosynthesis of glycopeptide antibiotics. He is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow and is the recipient of numerous honours and awards that highlight the impact of his research into non-ribosomal

                    Email: dabaker@u.washington.edu

                      Prof David Baker

                      Professor Baker is a leading international expert in the computational modelling of peptide and protein structure and has made major contributions to the field of protein structure prediction of unknown peptides and proteins. Professor Baker serves as Professor of Biochemist

                      Email: vddonk@illinois.edu

                        Prof Wilfred van der Donk

                        Professor van der Donk of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign is an expert in the synthesis of peptide conjugates and has extensive experience in the development of biosynthetic technologies which have led to an array of se