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.

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

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Table of Contents

3 Editorial Committee
4 From the President
8 Publications with Impact
Taking a Good Look at the NuRD in Us All
A New Signalling Platform for Developing T Cells
Identification of Novel Targeted Therapies for PTEN Mutant Breast Cancer
Regulation of Polymicrobial Sepsis by Treml4
A New Approach to Treating Mesothelioma?
Changes in Open–closed Sampling During the Evolution of Cyclohexadienyl
Dehydratase Enzyme
19 ASBMB Education Feature
A Picture Paints a Thousand Words: Infographics for Authentic Learning in
Undergraduate Students
The Journey from Teaching Face-to-face, to Online, and Back Again – Revealing
Four Important Elements of Effective Teaching and Learning
Silver Linings of Rapidly Transformed Biochemistry Laboratory Teaching During
the COVID-19 Pandemic
Skill Development in the Online Laboratory Class
26 Competition: Codon Wheel
The Art of Teaching Yourself How to Write
30 Off the Beaten Track
Now I Work with Mice That Have Batteries in Them
33 Intellectual Property
From Researcher to IP Professional: Interview with a Patent Attorney
36 Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria – Science Talent Search
37 ASBMB Medallist and Awardee Profiles
42 ASBMB Fellowship Profiles
44 Australia Day Honours for ASBMB Members
45 Yeast SIG: an ASBMB Special Interest Group
47 ASBMB Financial Reports
49 Our Sustaining Members
55 ASBMB Council
56 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.