19th Tetrahedron Symposium

Dona and Danilo represented the Leung Group at the 19th Tetrahedron Symposium, which was held in Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy. Dona and Danilo presented their PhD projects as poster presentations at the conference. Well done and we hope you have enjoyed the break!

Green Chemistry New Zealand 2017

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

Queenstown Molecular Biology Proteins Satellite Meeting

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

Lorne Proteins 2017

Danilo, Ram, Dona and Ivan attended the 42nd Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function, which was held in Lorne, Victoria, Australia between February 5th and 9th, 2017. We all gave updates of our work through poster presentations. It was an interesting and highly successful conference. Highlights (at least to Ivan) definitely include the Talks by … Read more


Danilo and Ivan went to the NZIC-16 meeting, which was held in Queenstown between 21st and 24th of August. Danilo presented a poster about his work on the production of LRRK2 kinase and ribosomal proteins, and Ivan gave a Talk in one of the parallel sessions on Mike’s work on the determination of binding constants … Read more

Pacifichem 2015

Ivan gave a Talk on the applications of ligand-based NMR spectroscopy in inhibitor discovery on the 15th of December at the Pacifichem 2015 conference (Symposia: Fragment-based Lead Discovery; Subject Area: Bench to Bedside: Chemistry of Health Care). Pacifichem is one of the largest chemistry conferences, and this year it is attended by over 15,000 delegates. … Read more


Yu and Ivan attended the ANZMAG 2015 conference that was held in Paihia, New Zealand. Ivan was an invited speaker to the conference. He gave a Talk on Monday afternoon on the mechanistic studies of glutathione-dependent formaldehyde activating enzyme (GFA), a piece of work that Ivan has started working on during his post-doc years at Oxford (in collaboration with and … Read more