Congratulations on the Promotion of Danny Hatters, Craig Hutton and Paul Gooley

Bio21 group leaders, Paul Gooley and Danny Hatters, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Craig Hutton from the School of Chemistry have been promoted to the position of full Professor at the University of Melbourne, commencing 1 January 2020.

Craig Hutton’s promotion recognises his outstanding research in organic synthesis and amino acid and peptide chemistry, and his important contributions to development of the teaching programs, particularly at the MSc level within the Faculty of Science.

Danny Hatter’s promotion recognises his research achievements and contributions to academic life. Danny is interested in what happens when the ‘quality control’ systems that police protein folding don’t work. The clumps that accumulate in cells damages them and cause neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s Disease. The Hatters lab has built a suite of methods and biosensors to study this process at the molecular level.  Danny’s research has been supported by the Human Frontier Science Program, an ARC Discovery Grant and NHMRC Project Grants. He has also contributed to a number of academic, platform and recruitment committees, chaired conference sessions, as well as engaging broader public issues around diversity in science.

Paul Gooley’s research uses nuclear magnetic resonance to determine the structure and dynamics of protein involved in disease. In recent years his group has had a particular interest in exploring the relaxin receptor and a protein involved in rabies virus infection. Paul’s research has been supported by a number of NHMRC grants.

Paul, Craig and Danny's promotions, recognise their contributions to Bio21, the University and the wider society.