On 24th August, the JCSMR School Seminar Series will host Professor James Whisstock, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, Monash Biomedicine Dcisovery Institute, Monash University, Melbourne.
Professor Whisstock will be giving a seminar 'Atomic resolution cryo-EM structures of mammalian pore forming immune effectors' in the Finkel Lecture Theatre at JCSMR.
James Whisstock completed his PhD in bioinformatics and structural biology at the University of Cambridge. He moved to Australia in 1997 as a research fellow at Monash University where he established his laboratory. James is currently an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, the Scientific Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging and also the Scientific Head of EMBL Australia.
James's research includes understanding the structure and function of pore forming proteins in immunity and Drosophila development. His team further investigates the proteolytic cascades that control blood coagulation and wound remodelling.
Over the course of his career at Monash, James has led the development of several key technology platforms, including protein production, eResearch and protein crystallography. Most recently, he led the initiative to establish Australia's first automated state-of-the-art Electron Microscopy Unit.
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