News on Twitter

In 2020 we had social mixers on Fri 14 Aug and Fri 26 Jun at CU. In Feb 2020, WA scientists were at Lorne Proteins, see closing party, award winners and posters. After ASBMB2019, Sir Tom Blundell of the Cambridge U. came, see Tweet of the afternoon and sundowner. Finally, in Sep 2020 our AGM at the UWA Albany Centre and done on a shoestring budget was a cracker! We had talks by a couple of local luminaries. For Tweets, check out #PPG2020 and our group shot.

Recent events

In 2021, on 10-12 September our AGM led by ECU's Dr Pauline Zaenker, as Tweeted, was held at Edith Cowan University's South-West campus in Bunbury, see the group photo on Twitter. Late October we hosted a seminar by UQ's Evelyne Deplazes at Curtin. Please e-mail us to join the contact list or DM @PerthProteins. All news will be on our Twitter feed. It's even a great place to ask for equipment in WA, see example 1 and example 2 for two successful exemplar posts! Harness the power of social media!

Coming up

Our 2022 PPG AGM had to be postponed (was 22-23 Sep) due to the day of mourning for QEII. It will now be Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 October at the Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) Function Room, 78 Murray Street, Perth WA. Cytiva might (TBC) be running an optional workshop on Wednesday morning on protein purification. Poster abstracts are still being accepted if you use this template. Registration is $60 early birds register here now! Our AGM speakers include all the ASBMB members in WA that asked, so be sure you are up to date with ASBMB membership!

Our mission is to enable interaction and collaboration between protein research groups in Perth, create awareness of research strengths and key research equipment within Perth, raise awareness and extend membership of the ASBMB, create a forum for students and ECRs to present their work in an informal atmosphere, help disseminate and technical and practical aspects of protein science, and bring scientists from interstate or overseas to present their findings.

— Perth Protein Group Constitution

Executive Committee

We're always looking for members of the Perth protein community to get involved, especially when it comes to taking charge of PPG events, e-mail to express your interest.

Josh Mylne

Chairperson & Webmaster

Abi Ghifari


Tahlia Bastholm


Jeffreena Miranda

Events officer

Aleshanee Paxman

Events officer

Farley Kwok van der Giezen

Events officer

Andrew Marshall

Events officer

Brady Johnston

Media Officer
Join the ASBMB

We encourage all Perth protein scientists to join the ASBMB and remember to tick the box next to "Perth Protein Group" in the Special Interest Groups section as this forms the basis of their support for our events. If you're already a member, forgot to tick the box or were unable to, just e-mail and we can update your ASBMB profile with PPG membership. Did you know first year HDR students get a year of membership free if their supervisor is an ASBMB member. Also students get additional benefits from joining ASBMB, to see them click here.

Highlights from WA

Check out some of the recent protein work led by West Australian scientists using the gallery below. Each image will link to the PubMed entry for the paper. If you have recent work to highlight, e-mail the PPG secratary any time with a 720 x 550 pixel JPEG image and a hyperlink to the paper in Pubmed.

Institution Representatives

Keen to arrange a PPG event at your institution? Click a name below to get in touch with your local institution representative.

Pauline Zaenker

Edith Cowan University

Evan Ingley

Murdoch University

Jamie-Lee Pitcher

Telethon Institute

Josh Ramsay

Curtin University

Tanima Dutta

Notre Dame University

Marianne Costa

University of Western Australia

Tara Richman

Harry Perkins Institute

Alyssa Van Dreumel

ASBMB liaison