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Welcome to the Melbourne Protein Group (MPG) webpage


The MPG was an initiation of the Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function and continues to enjoy the generous support of this organization. In 2009, the MPG became a special interest group of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and in 2010 we became an affiliate of Proteomics and Metabolomics Victoria. Our goal is to provide opportunities for young Victorian researchers interested in topics related to all aspects of protein’s function, structure and their role in health and disease to present their research data, network with other students, guest speakers, trade delegates; and to gain experience presenting their research at either the annual MPG student meeting or biannual postdoc meeting.


This year, our 16th annual MPG Student Symposium will be held at BIO 21 Institute on Thursday, July 13. This meeting will present outstanding science from our young researchers, as well as from our keynote speakers Dr. Natalie Borg (Monash University) and Dr. James Murphy (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) and our career speaker Dr. Karen Scalzo (CSL Limited)We look forward to a vibrant meeting!

We welcome any suggestions for improvements to our core activities or any other ideas that you would like to see implemented. Let us know if you are interested in joining the planning committee. Feel free to explore our website and also follow the MPG on Facebook or Linkedin!

Douglas Fairlie
President, MPG

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