Hello Galaxy Community,
Ready to know our second keynote speaker? We are ecstatic to share that Dr. Kate Michie from the University of New South Wales will joining us at the 2023 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2023) in Brisbane, Australia!
Dr. Michie will be showcasing her work in Structural Biology; please see more about Dr. Michie’s astounding background and her exceptional research, below!
Dr. Kate Michie
Structural Biology Facility
Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre
University of New South Wales
“Dr. Michie is a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales (in BABS and the Structural Biology Facility MWAC) with over two decades of expertise in Protein Structural Biology. She has completed her doctoral degree from the University of Sydney and received prestigious fellowships from L'Oréal-UNESCO and Marie Curie to continue her research at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK (2006-2010). Her research primarily focuses on molecular biology of filament forming proteins, with a particular interest in structural biology. Dr. Michie has published papers in top scientific journals, including Nature, Molecular Cell, and PNAS, and has made significant contributions to the field of bacterial cell division, in the field of filament forming proteins and more recently in light harvesting proteins from algae.
Dr. Michie has also been involved in various community roles within the field of structural biology. She established the Structural Biology Facility at UNSW in 2019, which provides state-of-the-art resources for researchers in the field. She is the coordinator for the Greater Sydney Collaborative Access Program for MX beamtime at the Australian Synchrotron, the President of the Sydney Protein Group, and established the Computational Structural Biology Workgroup at UNSW, bringing together researchers across campus who use computational structural biology resources.
Aside from her research, Dr. Michie also uses Alphafold2 extensively, which she has helped set up in the cloud at UNSW within 2 weeks of the code being publicly released. She has worked closely with a wide range of researchers to teach them how to use this powerful tool to advance their research and has already had several successful collaborative grants awarded for projects impacted by Alphafold2. Dr. Michie's drive and leadership in this area have been instrumental in providing UNSW researchers with access to the computing resources they need to stay competitive on a world stage.”
We cannot wait to showcase Dr. Michie and learn more about her research at GCC2023!
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