News on Twitter

Now in our fourth year, we have social mixers, host international speakers and run an AGM's on a shoestring budget that are heaps of fun. AGM 2023 was at UWA Albany, AGM 2022 was at Curtin Business School, AGM2021 was at ECU Bunbury, and AGM 2020 was at UWA Albany. If you have work to be showcased on PPG twitter please e-mail us to join the contact list or DM @PerthProteins.

Recent events

On 4-5 November we held AGM2023 at the University of Western Australia Albany campus 400km south of Perth. Congratulations to our 2023 prize-winners and to our keynote speaker Gavin Knott. Keep an eye out for news updates on our Twitter feed and look out for our monthly Research Highlights newsletter showcasing publications from our community dropping in your inbox.

Coming up

Upcoming PPG seminars: ECU Thur 25 July & Curtin Fri 2 Aug, will feature talks from Joel Haywood, Callum Verdonk, Farley Kwok van der Giezen, and Andrew Marshall. Our 2024 AGM will be held in Perth with the date and location soon to be finalised. To submit an abstract, download our template and submit to Ensure your ASBMB membership is current!

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.

Joel Haywood


Andrew Marshall


Callum Verdonk


Joel Haywood


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

Aniruddha Agnihotri

Murdoch University

Jamie-Lee Pitcher

Telethon Institute

Josh Ramsay

Curtin University

Tanima Dutta

Notre Dame University

Andrew Marshall

University of Western Australia

Tara Richman

Harry Perkins Institute

Alyssa Van Dreumel

ASBMB liaison