Dixon, Nicholas E. Professor

Distinguished Professor of Biological Chemistry

  • Director - Centre for Medical and Molecular Bioscience
  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • School of Chemistry 1986 -

Overview


Professor Nick Dixon holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Queensland (1978). He was a Research Fellow with Prof Alan Sargeson (Research School of Chemistry, ANU) before being awarded C.J. Martin and Fulbright Fellowships to study with Nobel laureate Prof Arthur Kornberg at Stanford University, U.S.A. He returned to the John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU as a Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in 1983, and was appointed as Fellow in Biological Chemistry at the Research School of Chemistry, ANU in 1986. He was subsequently promoted to Senior Fellow and Professor, before leaving ANU in 2006 to take up his present position as Professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of Wollongong. He was awarded an Australian Research Council Australian Professorial Fellowship in 2008, and established UOW’s Centre for Medical and Molecular Bioscience in 2010. He is currently an academic leader of Molecular Horizons, a new facility for molecular visualization to be opened in 2019.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Research Interests

    • Biological chemistry
    • Protein structure and function
    • Protein-protein interactions in / design principles for multiprotein dynamic molecular machines
    • The bacterial DNA replication machinery as a target for antibacterial drugs
    • New technologies for protein chemistry

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Nasalisation of DNA repair inside live E.coli cells Ho, Han Ngoc
    Doctor of Philosophy Dynamics of the bacterial replisome Monachino, Enrico
    Doctor of Philosophy Single-molecule studies of the replisome Spenkelink, Lisanne
    Doctor of Philosophy Single-Molecule Studies of the Eukaryotic DNA Replication Machinery Natarajan, Varsha
    Doctor of Philosophy Single-molecule visualisation of engine choreography during Escherichia Coli DNA Replication Spinks, Richard
    Doctor of Philosophy Single-molecule studies of the bacterial replisome Mueller, Stefan

Full Name


  • Prof. Nicholas Edward Dixon

Mailing Address


  • School of Chemistry, Bldg 18.

    Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • Recearcher ID: A-1226-2008

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Research Interests

    • Biological chemistry
    • Protein structure and function
    • Protein-protein interactions in / design principles for multiprotein dynamic molecular machines
    • The bacterial DNA replication machinery as a target for antibacterial drugs
    • New technologies for protein chemistry

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Nasalisation of DNA repair inside live E.coli cells Ho, Han Ngoc
    Doctor of Philosophy Dynamics of the bacterial replisome Monachino, Enrico
    Doctor of Philosophy Single-molecule studies of the replisome Spenkelink, Lisanne
    Doctor of Philosophy Single-Molecule Studies of the Eukaryotic DNA Replication Machinery Natarajan, Varsha
    Doctor of Philosophy Single-molecule visualisation of engine choreography during Escherichia Coli DNA Replication Spinks, Richard
    Doctor of Philosophy Single-molecule studies of the bacterial replisome Mueller, Stefan

Full Name


  • Prof. Nicholas Edward Dixon

Mailing Address


  • School of Chemistry, Bldg 18.

    Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • Recearcher ID: A-1226-2008