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Biographical entry Martin, Jennifer Louise

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Occupation
Biochemist and Crystallographer

Summary

Jennifer Martin is internationally acknowledged for her expertise in protein crystallography. Her research is focussed on understanding the molecular basis of disease and applying this knowledge to early-stage drug discovery. She established the first protein crystallography laboratory in Queensland as Director of the Remote Operation Crystallisation and X-ray Diffraction (UQ ROCX) Facility at the University of Queensland. Martin is a strong advocate for gender equity in the sciences. She was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2017.

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Events

1981
Award - Gold Medal, Victorian College of Pharmacy
1981
Education - BPharm, Victorian College of Pharmacy
1990
Career position - Postdoctoral fellow, Bond University
1991 - 1993
Career position - Postdoctoral fellow, Rockefeller University, New York, U.S.A.
1993 - 1999
Award - Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, Australian Research Council
1993 - 2016
Career position - Foundation Director, Remote Operation Crystallisation and X-ray Diffraction Facility (ROCX), University of Queensland
1999
Career position - Program Chair, ComBio99, Australian Society for Biochemical and Molecular Biology, Gold Coast, Queensland
1999 - 2003
Award - Senior Research Fellowship, Australian Research Council
2000 - 2006
Career position - Member, Advisory Council, National Health and Medical Research Council
2001 - 2003
Career position - Queensland Representative, Australian Society for Biochemical and Molecular Biology
2001 - 2007
Career position - Member, National Committee for Crystallography, Australian Academy of Science
2002 - 2009
Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Australian Synchrotron
2003 - 2005
Career position - President, Society of Crystallographers in Australian and New Zealand
2005
Award - Roche Medal, Australian Society for Biochemical and Molecular Biology
2006
Award - Women in Biotechnology Outstanding Biotechnology Researcher Award
2007 -
Career position - Member, Assessment Panel 1, Biological Sciences Research Quality Framework (RQF)
2007 -
Award - Honorary Life Member, Questacon
2007 - 2009?
Award - Senior Research Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council
2008 - 2011
Career position - Chair, National Committee for Crystallography, Australian Academy of Science
2009 - 2010
Career position - Member, College of Experts, Australian Research Council
2009 - 2014
Award - Laureate Fellowship, Australian Research Council
2011
Career position - Chair, College of Experts, Australian Research Council
2011
Award - Women in Biotechnology Outstanding Biotechnology Achievement Award
2014 - 2015
Career position - Member, Steering Committee, Science in Australian Gender Equity (SAGE), Australian Academy of Science
2015 -
Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Australian Synchrotron
2015 - 2017
Career position - Member, Grant Review Panel, National Health and Medical Research Council
2016 -
Career position - President, Asian Crystallography Association
2016 -
Career position - Director, Eskitis Institute (Later Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)), Griffith University
2016 -
Career position - Honorary Professor, University of Queensland
2017 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2017 -
Award - Honorary Bragg Member, Royal Institution of Australia
2017 -
Career position - Member, Executive Committee, International Union of Crystallography
2017
Award - Wunderly Oration and Medal, Thoracic Society of Australian and New Zealand
2018 -
Award - Eminent Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2018
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to science, and to scientific research, particularly in the field of biochemistry and protein crystallography applied to drug-resistant bacteria, as a role model, and as a advocate for gender equality in science

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