Lars Stevens-Cullinane – Francis Crick Institute, UK

23/02/2024 12:15 pm - 23/02/2024 1:15 pm
L3C Seminar Room

WEHI Special ACRF Chemical Biology Seminar hosted by Dr Brad Sleebs

Lars Stevens-Cullinane
PhD Student – Hess Laboratory, Biological Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Francis Crick Institute, UK


Developing Catalytic Metallodrugs for Targeted Protein Degradation


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Including Q&A session



Lars is from New Zealand where he completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Otago, Dunedin. There he worked in the lab of Dr Bill Hawkins on natural product synthesis and methodology. He spent a year as a research assistant in the same lab continuing this work, before travelling and living abroad for 5 years. 


In 2019 he moved to Melbourne, Australia, and worked as a Research Assistant at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in the lab of Dr Brad Sleebs. There he worked on the design of peptidomimetic small molecules to target SH2 domain proteins.


In 2021 he moved to London and began his PhD at the Francis Crick Institute with Dr Jeannine Hess in the Biological Inorganic Chemistry lab. His PhD is focussed on the design and development of catalytic metallodrugs to degrade proteins involved in antimicrobial resistance.


All welcome!

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