44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function 2019

February 10-14, 2019

ATA Scientific was an exhibitor at the 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function hosted at the Cumberland Lorne Resort in Lorne Victoria. Our booth #13 was filled with all the latest technologies for characterising Proteins, in addition to our very popular SPIN to WIN competition wheel! 


Once again, ATA Scientific hosted the ‘SPIN TO WIN” Young Scientist prize at the Lorne Protein Structure and Function conference. All students and academic staff were welcome to participate. Prizes on the wheel included calendars, torches and timers in addition to the most popular prize on the board – our $2000 Young Scientist Award.

Congratulations to Dr Richard Berry, Research Fellow at Monash University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – winner of the $2000 Travel Award ‘Spin to Win’ Prize!

Richard is a two time winner and has taken away both the 2016 and 2019 Spin to Win prize.

Congratulations Richard!

Dr Richard Berry completed his PhD at the University of Manchester, UK and subsequently moved to Monash University (Melbourne). Since moving to Australia, his research has focused on using a variety of techniques, including X ray crystallography, SAXS and single particle electron microscopy to determine the structure of immune receptors and their ligands.

Dr Richard Berry has nominated three colleagues within his lab to receive the award.

  • Michael Rice (PhD student)
  • Gabrielle Watson (early career post-doc)
  • Benjamin Gully (early career post-doc)

The spin to win competition hosted at Lorne Proteins is part of the ATA Scientific Encouragement Award, which was started back in 2011, and was set up to offer young scientists financial assistance to further their education and to attend scientific meetings around the world such as the Lorne Proteins conference, to enable collaboration with peers. It is open to PhD candidates and scientists aged 30 years or younger. The award aims to help young scientists launch their careers within their field of study.

Since then more than 50 winners from multiple Universities and research organisations around Australia and New Zealand have benefited from the competitions. For more information regarding our award or to enter the next competition contact us or visit our webpage at www.atascientific.com.au/eventsandtraining/awards.

Conference website         SPIN TO WIN VIDEO