Beck, Jennifer L. Professor

Professor and Associate Dean (Research)

  • Centre for Medical and Molecular Bioscience
  • Science, Medicine and Health Faculty Office
  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

Overview


UOW Researcher Jenny Beck is using Mass Spectrometry as a technique to screen for new drugs which can bind to DNA (for use as anticancer agents). She explains how ‘telomerase biology research’ could unlock the mechanisms of a number of diseases, and possibly even ageing.

Professor Jenny Beck began her research career with an interest in proteins and enzymes. This was followed by postdoctoral work which investigated the molecular basis of how proteins involved in drug metabolism transfer electrons from one to another in reactions that are a prelude to elimination of drugs from the body. 

Top Publications


Research Overview


    • Investigating the assembly of the E.coli replisome and other biological molecular machines using a variety of techniques with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry as the major tool
    • Studying drug-DNA interactions (including quadruplex DNA)
    • Ion mobility mass spectrometry of proteins, drug and DNA
    • Molecular interactions at telomeres

Selected Publications


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Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy An Investigation Into the Struture of Protein Toxins of Australian Snake Venoms Structure to Therapeutics Harrison, Julian

Keywords


  • mass spectrometry

Located In Facility


Top Publications


Research Overview


    • Investigating the assembly of the E.coli replisome and other biological molecular machines using a variety of techniques with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry as the major tool
    • Studying drug-DNA interactions (including quadruplex DNA)
    • Ion mobility mass spectrometry of proteins, drug and DNA
    • Molecular interactions at telomeres

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy An Investigation Into the Struture of Protein Toxins of Australian Snake Venoms Structure to Therapeutics Harrison, Julian

Keywords


  • mass spectrometry

Located In Facility


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