Chris Horne


Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Dr Chris Horne completed his PhD in 2019 working in the laboratory of Professor Ren Dobson at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. During his PhD studies, Chris unravelled the molecular details of gene regulation for sialic acid metabolism in bacteria. Through this program, he developed expertise in the areas of structural biology and protein biophysics, which notably led to a first author publication in Nature Communications.

In 2020, Chris moved to Melbourne and began working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) in the laboratory of Professor James Murphy. His research now focuses on models, mechanisms and molecular interactions of kinase and pseudokinase signalling proteins, including those that govern the necroptosis cell death pathway.

Chris has generated over 19 peer-reviewed publications, which include those focussing on his own work, and his contributions to collaborative projects. This research has been recognised by opportunities to present at local and international conferences, write reviews for prominent journals and through awards from various organisations, including the Biochemical Society.

This ASBMB Fellowship will enable Chris to share his latest work at the 88th Harden Conference of the Biochemical Society (Beyond Catalysis – Kinases and Pseudokinases) to be held in Warwickshire, UK.