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Welcome to the The Structural Biology Capability

Introduction

Proteins are the molecular machines of our body, malfunctioning of which is the root cause of many diseases. The three-dimensional (3-D) structures of proteins are essential for their function and activity. Knowledge of the 3-D structure of a protein provides an understanding, at the atomic level, of how a protein functions, or as in the diseased state, how a protein malfunctions. Structural Biology is a research discipline that endeavours to relate molecular structure of biological macromolecules to their biological function.

Personnel

Unit Head:

Matthew C.J. Wilce, BSc (Hons.), PhD
National Health & Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow
Room G39. Building 76, The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University

Contact details:
Tel: (613) 9902 9244 (office)
Fax: (613) 9902 9500
E-mail: Matthew.Wilce@med.monash.edu.au

The Unit comprises 10 independent groups: