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. Publication Schedule for the Australian Biochemist.

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Current Issue: April 2020


Table of Contents

3 Editorial Committee
4 From the President
5 Publications with Impact
The Black Sheep of the Family
Balancing the Batteries: the Importance of Coordinated Mitochondrial Protein Synthesis for Energy Production
Plexin B2: Putting the Trash Out
Targeting the Gut Epithelium to Manage Obesity
Advanced Imaging Tips T Cell Target Recognition on its Head
Cellular Couriers of Oncogenic Cargo
16 ASBMB Education Feature
Improving Learning Outcomes from Undergraduate Research Experiences
Teaching Students to Work Effectively in a Group
Harnessing Interdisciplinary Education in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
So, How Did I Do? Using Student Self-assessment to Steer Feedback
From Undergrad to Postgrad: How to Survive the First Year of Your PhD
22 Competition: Word Search
23 ASBMB Medallist and Awardee Profiles
28 ASBMB Fellowship Profiles
30 Science meets Parliament 2019 Report
32 Sydney Protein Group: an ASBMB Special Interest Group
33 Election of Council 2021
34 Biochemistry on Stage
36 Great Expectations
Unexpected Journeys Through Different Research Lands and Scientific Families
40 Boomerang Award Report
41 Intellectual Property
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine – What is Patentable?
43 Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria – Science Talent Search
44 Australia Day Honour for ASBMB Member
45 In Memoriam
49 Our Sustaining Members
52 ASBMB Council
53 Directory

Golden Jubilee Issue

2005august-cover.jpgIn 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.