News on Twitter

Now in our third year, we have social mixers, swarm regularly at Lorne Proteins, host international speakers and each run an AGM on a shoestring budget that are heaps of fun. AGM 2020 was at UWA Albany, AGM2021 was at ECU Bunbury. Late 2021 we hosted a seminar by UQ's Evelyne Deplazes at Curtin. Please e-mail us to join the contact list or DM @PerthProteins

Recent events

On 26-27 October we held AGM2022 at the Curtin Graduate School of Business in Perth city. Congratulations to our 2022 prize-winners and to our keynote speakers John Bruning and Alice Vrielink. All our 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

The dates for our 2023 AGM at UWA's Albany campus is set for Friday 3 November to Sunday 5 November. Last time we went to Albany was for our first AGM in 2020. It's a great chance for students and ECRs to share their research and meet the community. Remember too that we look after our ASBMB members, so be sure you are up to date with your 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.

Mark Agostino


Joel Haywood


Tahlia Bastholm


Josh Mylne


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

Marianne Costa

University of Western Australia

Tara Richman

Harry Perkins Institute

Alyssa Van Dreumel

ASBMB liaison