[ASC-list] Free ANZAAS talk, Melbourne Wed 19th Oct, 6:30pm

David Vaux D.Vaux at latrobe.edu.au
Mon Oct 10 01:25:21 UTC 2011

Free ANZAAS talk, Melbourne Wednesday 19th October, 6:30pm

All welcome, no booking needed.  Bring your friends!
At: Gene Technology Access Centre, 1H Royal Parade, Parkville
Free drinks and pizza after the talk

Professor Bruce Kemp PhD FRS FAA
Pehr Edman Fellow, Protein Chemistry & Metabolism Unit, St Vincent's Institute

“Edman and AMPK”

One of the world’s most famous pioneers in protein sequencing was the Swedish born scientist Pehr Edman (1916-77) who developed the most successful chemical method for sequencing proteins in the mid 1950s.  Edman was appointed the first Director of the St Vincent's Institute in Fitzroy in 1957 and it was in Melbourne he and Geoff Begg automated the process and engineered the first protein “Sequenator” in 1964.   Later commercial versions of the instrument made protein sequencing accessible to numerous laboratories and resulted in a wave of discovery of protein structure and function.   One topical example of a protein sequenced by the Edman procedure at the St Vincent's Institute in 1993 is the body’s energy sensing enzyme, AMPK that coordinates energy metabolism in response to nutrient supply and energy demand.
GTAC is in the grounds of University High School, corner Royal Parade and Story Street, Parkville (enter off Story Street or Royal Parade)

We are pleased to acknowledge the support by GTAC, CSL and the Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne for the ANZAAS Melbourne science talks series

Further Info:         Peter Kemeny       0409 028 165                peter.kemeny at gmail.com<mailto:peter.kemeny at gmail.com>

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