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
    Ceramide-induced Activation of the Integrated Stress Response as an Approach to Target Acute Myeloid Leukemia
    COA7 Keeps the Copper Flowing
    A Complex Tale of Complex I Assembly – Identification of SFXN4 as a Novel Complex I Assembly Factor
    Rebooting Evolution
    New Approach to Specifically Eradicate Disease Clones in Mutant CALR-driven MPNs
14   ASBMB Education Feature
    Tutorial Presentation Redesign to Improve Engagement and Development of Core Skills
    Shifts in Student Behaviours During COVID-19: Impacts of Social Interaction on Academic Integrity
    Using Digital Technologies to Create an Engaging Small Group Learning Experience in Large Cohorts
20   Competition: Word Search
    How to Prepare a Poster for a Scientific Conference
    Tips and Tricks for Writing a Review Article
28   Off the Beaten Track
    From Measuring Specificity to Examining Biodiversity
30   Canberra Protein Group: an ASBMB Special Interest Group
31   Intellectual Property
    Back to Basics – Revisiting Fundamental Patent Concepts
33   ASBMB Member Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
34   ASBMB Member Elected Fellow of the Royal Society
35   FAOBMB Honour for ASBMB Member
37   ASBMB Awards 2023 Now Open
39   Election of Council 2023
39   Annual General Meeting of the ASBMB
40   Our Sustaining Members
46   ASBMB Welcomes New Members
48   ASBMB Council
49   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.