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03 - 05 Sept 2017 Cambridge, UK


 Professor Jacqueline Matthews

 University of Sydney, Australia




Jacqui Matthews is the Professor of Protein Chemistry at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney, Australia. She obtained a BSc(Hons I) from the University of New South Wales in chemistry and biochemistry and obtained her PhD in Protein Folding under the supervision of Prof Sir Alan Fersht at the University of Cambridge,  and investigated the folding of and protein-protein interactions associated with interkeukin-6 at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (Melbourne).  She set up her lab at the University of Sydney in 1999, using structural biology,  biophysical and molecular biology approaches to unravel the intricacies of protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions in gene regulation. She also seems to spend a lot of time on conference organising committees encouraging members to put forward names of more female speakers. She is currently President of the Lorne Conference for Protein Structure and Function.