Virtual Seminar at North Carolina State University

Ivan gave a virtual seminar at the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry of North Carolina State University this morning. Ivan covered several topics in the seminar, including our work on bacterial enzymes that are involved in infectious disease, the use of chemical biology tools to identify and validate enzyme targets in glioma cells, and … Read more

School Seminar by Nabangshu

Nabangshu gave a very engaging seminar on the use of enzymes to degrade environmental pollutants at today’s Friday School of Chemical Sciences Research Seminar series. Well done Nabangshu!

Seminar at La Trobe University

Thank you Dr Yuning Hong for hosting me today at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. It was great to be able to visit in person, and thanks for the opportunity for us to share our work, and I really enjoyed learning about the interesting science that the Institute is doing!

Virtual Seminar at ANU

Thanks Dr Lee Alissandratos for your invitation to host me today for an online seminar at the Research School of Chemistry at ANU. It was a great opportunity to share our work and to make new networks & catching up with old friends & colleagues!

Lorne Proteins 2021

Well done Nabangshu, Eva, Vicky and Brooke for your virtual poster presentation at today’s Lorne Proteins 2021 conference. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to attend in person this year but hopefully we will back back next year in 2022!

SCS Innovation Showcase 2020

We attended the School of Chemical Sciences Innovation Showcase 2020 today, which aims to connect the research that we do at the School with industry partners, government representatives and other external stakeholders. Eva presented her work on the mitigation of rumen methane production via a poster presentation, and Nabangshu gave a 2-min talk on his … Read more

SCS Seminar – Via Zoom!

It was a privilege to give the weekly SCS seminar (and on Zoom for the first time) this morning. Many thanks to the amazing students of our Group – spending long hours in the lab collecting and analysing data. Thanks also to our collaborators and to our support staff. Finally, thanks to the audience for … Read more

Lorne Proteins 2020

Oi Wei is attending the 45th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function, which is currently being held in Lorne, Australia. She also managed to catch up with one of our former members, Dr Ram Bhusal, at the conference. Hope you are enjoying the conference with good science and networking!


Ivan attended the 12th Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance conference (ANZMAG 2019), which was held in Bunker Bay in Western Australia. Ivan was part of the scientific committee and co-chaired the Drug Development session (with Dr Lorna Wilkinson-White of the University of Sydney). It was an excellent NMR conference that is organised … Read more

Ideas to Life Conference 2019

Ivan attended the Ideas to Life Conference 2019 in China to help promote the Centre for Chemical Science and its current projects. The conference was organised by the University of Auckland and UniServices. It was hosted at the University of Auckland Innovation Institute China, which is based in Hangzhou, China.

27th FAOBMB Conference 2019

Ivan attended the 27th FAOBMB & 44th MSBMB Conference, which was held in Kuala Lumpur last week. Ivan gave a talk at the Protein Structure and Function session. The science and organisation of the conference was excellent. It was also nice to be able to catch up with colleagues and friends from Malaysia.

NZSBMB Conference 2019

Mike and Ivan attended the New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NZSBMB) Conference, which was held between the 2nd and 4th of July in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington (VUW)’s Centre for Biodiscovery (CfB). Mike gave a poster presentation about his work on the development of new chemical agents that tackle polymyxin … Read more

11th HOPE Meeting

Ivan attended the 11th HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates, which was held in Okinawa, Japan between the 4th and 8th of March. It was a very rewarding meeting and it was great to be able to network with young and promising researchers from Asia Pacific and Africa, as well as to learn from the experience … Read more

2nd Asia Pacific Lysosomal Conference

We would like to thank Professor David Palmer of Lincoln University for the invite to share our work on infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (INCL) at the 2nd Asia Pacific Lysosomal Conference, which was held in Auckland between the 14th and 16th of February. Ivan reported our progress on improving the efficacy of enzyme replacement therapy for … Read more

44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function

Nabangshu and Jinal attended the 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function, which was held in Australia between 10th and 14th of February. They both gave a poster presentation for their work. They also managed to catch up with a former group member Dr Ram Bhusal, who is now working at Monash University.

Leung Group at Conferences

Members of the Leung Group showcased their work at two different conferences. Aimee, Oi Wei and Nabangshu presented their work as posters at the AsCA 2018/CRYSTAL 32 Conference that was held in Auckland between the 2nd and 5th of December. Jinal and her co-supervisor Dr Jóhannes Reynisson went to San Francisco to attend a conference … Read more

43rd FEBS Congress

Ivan attended the 43rd FEBS Congress, which was held in Prague between the 7th and 12th of July. The conference, which was themed ‘Biochemistry Forever’ was attended by around 2,000 delegates from across the world and there were many interesting talks and posters. It was also nice to catch up with colleagues and friends from … Read more

Visiting Helmholtz Zentrum München

Ivan visited the laboratory of Dr Alexander Wolf at Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany. Dr Wolf hosted Oi Wei earlier this year for a cell biology project on Batten Disease. Hopefully we will be able to collect enough data for a joint publication soon!