Researcher

Dr Kate Michie

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Structural Biology (incl. Macromolecular Modelling), Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified, Biophysics, Microbiology not elsewhere classified

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Biography

Professional Experience

Senior Research Associate, MWAC UNSW. (2019-)

Senior Research Associate, School of Physics, UNSW. (2015-2019)

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist, School of Molecular Biosciences, The University of Sydney (2012-2015)

MRC Investigator Scientist, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.(2008-2010)

Marie Curie International Fellow, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK. Funded by 6th European Commission...view more

Professional Experience

Senior Research Associate, MWAC UNSW. (2019-)

Senior Research Associate, School of Physics, UNSW. (2015-2019)

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist, School of Molecular Biosciences, The University of Sydney (2012-2015)

MRC Investigator Scientist, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.(2008-2010)

Marie Curie International Fellow, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK. Funded by 6th European Commission Framework (2006-2008)

UNESCO L'OREAL International Fellow for Young Women in Life Sciences MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge. Supervisor–Dr Jan Löwe. Funded by UNESCO and L’Oreal. (2005)

Postdoctoral Scientist, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, The University of Sydney, Australia. Supervisor–Dr Liz Harry and Professor Gerry Wake. (2004)

 

Biography

Dr Kate Michie is a molecular biologist/biochemist with special interests in structural biology. Kate completed her doctoral degree at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Dr Liz Harry and Professor Gerry Wake, working in the field of bacterial cell division. (For work completed during this time see JBact and Mol Micro).

In 2005 she received a L'Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship and spent the next five years working with Jan Löwe at the MRC LMB in Cambridge, UK. She carried out research into the structure and function of Structural Maintenance of Chromosome (SMC) complexes and how they exert molecular control over the topological and spatial organization of chromosomes (see EMBO J). In 2006 she received a Marie Curie Incoming Postdoctoral Fellowship and continued working on SMC proteins and within the bacterial cell division field. During this time in Cambridge she published a number first author papers (including Ann. Rev. Biochem, Mol. Cell, and PloS one) and contributed significantly to work published in PNAS and Nature .

She returned to science in Australia in 2012, working with Professor Jill Trewhella and Professor Mitchell Guss at the University of Sydney. In this role she worked on Myosin Binding protein C (see Structure and Structure).

In 2015 Kate joined UNSW as a Senior Research Associate working with Professor Paul Curmi working on light harvesting proteins and the Ezrin family of proteins ( see IJMS and Biophys. Rev.)

in 2019 Kate became the Senior Research Associate running the Structural Biology Facility (SBF) with MWAC at UNSW (https://www.analytical.unsw.edu.au/facilities/sbf).

In 2021 Kate was made an Adjunct Lecturer in BABS.


My Qualifications

Education

  • BSc Hons (1st Class) (USYD) 1998
  • PhD (USYD) 2004

Professional Involvement

St John’s College Research Associate, St John’s College, Cambridge, UK.( 2007-2010)

Currently

  • Honorary Visiting Scholar UTS
  • Member of Marie Curie Alumni Association
  • Member of the NSW Cryo EM Users Group
  • Member of Australian Society of Biophysics
  • Member of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Member of Sydney Protein Group
  • Member of Translational Cancer Research Network
  • Member of Sydney Cytoskeleton Consortium

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Structural Biology


Currently supervising

PhDs in Physics

Honours in BABS

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