Joshua S Mylne
I started my scientific career (PhD in Botany, UQ 2002) with plant genetics at the John Innes Centre (2001-2005), using molecular genetics to study proteins that accelerate flowering in response to prolonged cold (vernalization). In 2006 I moved to the IMB (UQ) where I held a QEII Fellowship (2008-2012) and was the inaugural John S. Mattick Fellow (2010-2012) and here I diversified into peptide chemistry and protein biochemistry. In 2013 I joined the faculty at The University of Western Australia and took up an ARC Future Fellowship in the School of Chemistry & Biochemistry and The ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology where my lab (www.mylne.org) studies protein evolution and herbicides. Our special interest is the evolution of novel proteins inside other proteins, a process we term protein hijacking. I'm also fond of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and fine ales, have three wild sons and coach the giant-slaying Neddies Under 12s rugby team.
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