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A warm welcome to new members, Jarred Holt, School Academic Programs Officer and Dr Elizabeth Hinde, newly appointed Lab Head in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Update on our School Early-Mid Career Researchers Association (EMCRA)

A very warm welcome to new members of the School


Jarred Holt will commence his position as School Academic Programs Officer on Monday 7th August.  Some of you may know Jarred from some of his previous roles in the Science Student Centre (pre-BIP) and as executive support for the Biomedicine and Science Course Standing Committees.

Gillian Waters, previous School Academic Programs Officer has taken up the position of School Academic Programs Manager.

photo of Dr Elizabeth Hinde

Dr Elizabeth Hinde is a newly appointed lab head within the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Dr Hinde is currently a NHMRC Career Development Fellow and a newly appointed lab head within the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne. The focus of Dr. Hinde’s research group is on the development of quantitative imaging tools to study live cell nuclear architecture and the role chromatin dynamics play in genome function. Before this, Dr. Hinde began her post-doctoral training within the laboratory of Prof. Enrico Gratton at the University of California, Irvine (2010-2013) where she developed methods based on fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) to quantitate intracellular protein dynamics. With the aim of applying this technology to cell biology, Dr. Hinde secured funding to return to Australia as a Vice Chancellor Research Fellow (2013-2015) and a Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellow (2015-2016) within the EMBL Australia node in Single Molecule Science, University of New South Wales. Under the mentorship of Prof. Katharina Gaus, Dr. Hinde established an independent research program at UNSW which investigated live cell nuclear organisation. This work was recently recognised by the US Biophysical Society with the 2014 Young Fluorescence Investigator Award and the Australian Society of Biophysics with the 2016 McAulay-Hope Prize for Original Biophysics.

Physiology welcomes Dr Enzo Porrello

It is a pleasure to welcome Dr Enzo Porrello to the Department of Physiology as a Senior Research Fellow.

Early-Mid Career Researchers Association (EMCRA): Updates

Early-Mid Career Researchers Association (EMCRA): Update

It’s been another busy few months for EMCRA. We announced the call for applications for our inaugural ‘EMCRA Collaborative Award’ in April. Eight exemplary applications were received from postdocs in the School, and on June 30th we announced the four successful applications. Thanks to everyone who submitted an application for the Award!

EMCRA is also in the early stages of planning our first half-day research symposium, currently scheduled for the afternoon of November 9th. The symposium will be open to the whole School and will showcase the work of the winners of the EMCRA Collaborative Award, alongside other research presentations. More details to come soon- please save the date!

We still hold regular social events for the level A & B postdocs in the School. They’re a chance to catch-up with your peers and meet members of the EMCRA committee. To stay apprised of these events, and other local research activities/news, please follow our social media accounts: Facebook (www.facebook.com/sbsemcra) and Twitter (@sbsemcra)

If you have any queries (or suggestions) for the EMCRA committee, please contact us at sbs-emcra@unimelb.edu.au.

Susan Northfield, James Ryall & Nichollas Scott (co-chairs of the EMCRA steering committee) . -