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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Green Chemistry New Zealand 2017 (GCNZ17), New Zealand’s first Green Chemistry conference, was successfully held at the Science Centre, The University of Auckland on the 8th and 9th of December. GCNZ17 was organised by the Centre for Green Chemical Science with the support from the Vice Chancellor’s Strategic Development Fund. The conference organising committee was … Read more
Ivan attended the Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance (ANZMAG) 2017 Conference, which was held in Kingscliff, Australia between the 2nd and 6th of December. He gave a talk on the use of the waterLOGSY technique to determine protein-ligand binding constant, a work that was conducted by Mike and collaborators in the UK. … Read more
Oi Wei and Ivan attended a one day meeting on Batten Disease today at Lincoln University, Christchurch. The meeting was attended by researchers in New Zealand who work on Batten Disease, family members as well as funders. It was a very useful meeting (on many levels) and we thank Professor David Palmer of Lincoln University … Read more
Congratulations to Mike for winning one of the three student poster prizes at the Queenstown Research Week QMB Proteins Satellite Meeting, which was held between 7th and 8th of September, 2017. The work that was presented in Mike’s poster involved the application of virtual screening and biophysical techniques to discover new inhibitors of heat shock … Read more
Earlier this month, Ram attended the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, which was held in San Francisco between the 2nd and 6th of April. He gave a presentation in the Medicinal Chemistry session on his work in the development and application of NMR and inhibition assays to study mycobacterial isocitrate lyase. This … Read more