Dr Anne Conibear

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 51738


During my postgraduate studies and postdoctoral fellowship, I gained experience in a wide range of chemical biology techniques as well as in initiating and managing collaborations. Building on a background in chemistry and biochemistry, I developed my skills in peptide chemistry and NMR spectroscopy during my PhD in Australia, synthesizing a variety of disulfide-rich cyclic peptides and elucidating their structures and dynamics by NMR spectroscopy. I have gained further experience in protein chemistry, solid phase peptide synthesis and protein ligations during my postdoctoral fellowship in Vienna, collaborating with Syntab Therapeutics on a project involving synthesis and development of synthetic antibodies for cancer therapy. I have recently taken up a UQ Development Fellowship to establish my independent research area in synthesis and structural biology of posttranslationally modified proteins.

Research Interests

  • Understanding the role of posttranslational modifications in protein structure and function
    I aim to understand how proteins are regulated by chemical on/off switches - post-translational modifications (PTMs). I use protein chemical synthesis and semi-synthesis to provide access to post-translationally modified proteins for structural biology. The outcome will be new atomic resolution knowledge of how cells use chemical switches to respond to their environments and understanding of how fundamental life processes are controlled.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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  • Master Philosophy

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