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Charlie Bond

Professor Charles Bond

Head of School
Molecular Sciences, School of

Contact details
School of Molecular Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M310)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 4699
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Room 4.32, Bayliss Building, Perth campus
BSc PhD Manc., MRSC
Charlie Bond first became interested in chemistry at school in the United Kingdom and went on to study at the University in Manchester. After completing his PhD on the structure of proteins he pursued this field as a post-doctoral researcher in Sydney and as a research fellow at the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK. He was recruited to UWA as a structural biologist in 2006. In addition to researching the structure of biomolecular complexes he has also developed and published related computer software programs.
Key research
As a structural biologist, Prof. Bond studies the three dimensional structure of biological molecules, such as nucleic acids and proteins, which helps to explain how the molecules function. The applications of Prof. Bond’s studies are very broad and far reaching. Protein structures can be used as a basis to design drugs to treat infectious diseases, and researching how proteins contribute to errors in DNA and RNA expression increases our understanding of how cancers and other disorders are caused, and how they might be treated.
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Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Protein chemistry - Structural biology - Molecular biology - Biological chemistry - Protein:protein interactions - Protein:RNA interactions - Crystallography - Computational modelling - Biophysics - Synchrotron science
Future research
Prospective Research Students, with good prospects of gaining a scholarship, and interested in understanding the role of structure in gene regulation, RNA recognition and enzyme function are always sought in my lab. Please see for more information.
Funding received
NHMRC Project Grants; ARC Linkage Project; ARC Discovery Project; ARC LIEF Grants; Cancer Council WA
Industrial relevance
Structure-based methods of studying proteins form the basis of any mechanistic approach to drug design and evaluation, as typified by pharmaceuticals such as Relenza and Gleevec.
English and German
Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biochemical Society
British Crystallographic Association
Royal Society of Chemistry
Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand
Western Australia Protein Group
Honours and awards
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Japan Society for Promotion of Science Short-Term Fellow
Undergraduate units, honours supervision and PhD supervision in both Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Current external positions
Science Advisory Committee of the Australian Synchrotron
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