The magazine of the ASBMB, the Australian Biochemist, keeps members up-to-date with relevant scientific and personal news in Australia and abroad.

It provides information to members on upcoming events and conferences, high impact research publications, education, Society awards and medals, news and views, competitions, member profiles, state activities, Special Interest Groups and more.

The magazine is published in April, August and December each year and is available in PDF on this webpage. See the Australian Biochemist Publication Schedule.

For enquiries regarding the Australian Biochemist, please contact the Editor, Tatiana Soares da Costa (, or the Editorial Officer, Liana Friedman (


Browse issues of the ASBMB magazine from 1979 to the present in the Australian Biochemist Archive.




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Table of Contents

3   Editorial Committee
4   ComBio2022 Timetable
5   Publications with Impact
    Identification of a Central Role of RNA Regulation in Platelet Biogenesis
    HIF-1α Puts the Brakes on Pathological Fibrosis Post Myocardial Infarction
    Piecing Together How Nuclear Proteins Wrangle RNA
    Self-organising Cell–collagen Interactions Guide Epithelial Tube Elongation
    An Analysis of the SH2 Domain of the Lymphocyte Adaptor Protein, LNK
14   ASBMB Education Feature
    Avoid a Collision with Collusion: an Academic Integrity Module Embedded in a First-year Cell Biology Subject
    On the Fly: a Rubric Balancing the Need for Speed and Provision of Feedback – the Oral Presentation
    Student and Staff Perspectives on Online Proctored and Open-book Exams
20   Competition: Cryptic Crossword
    Taking Care of Your Mental Health During a PhD
26   Science meets Parliament 2022
27   Off the Beaten Track
    The Bright Side of the Dark Side
31   Intellectual Property
    When Self-disclosure Inadvertently Leads to Patent Self-sabotage
33   Australia Day Honour for ASBMB Member
34   ASBMB Medalist and Awardee Profiles
38   ASBMB Fellowship Profiles
40   Perth Protein Group: an ASBMB Special Interest Group
42   Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria – Science Talent Search
43   Australian Academy of Science Honours for ASBMB Members
44   In Memoriam
46   Our Sustaining Members
52   ASBMB Council
53   Directory



In honour of the 50th anniversary of the ASBMB, an historical Golden Jubilee issue of the Australian Biochemist was published in August 2005.

This commemorative issue highlights the achievements of the Society over the past 50 years in the context of the rapid advances in biochemistry and molecular biology.