Professor John Carver, Director, Research School of Chemistry, ANU, Canberra, ACT.
Since July 2013, John Carver has been Director of the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University in Canberra. He undertook his Honours degree in Chemistry at the University of Adelaide. In 1983, he was awarded his Ph.D. from the ANU and subsequently undertook post-doctoral studies in Biochemistry at the Universities of Oxford and Adelaide. In 1988, John took up a position as Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Wollongong. In 2004, he returned to the University of Adelaide as Professor of Chemistry and Head of the School of Chemistry & Physics. For periods, he was also Deputy Executive Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Head of the School of Molecular and Biomedical Science.
John’s research interests are in protein structure, function and interactions, particularly relating to molecular chaperones and their mechanism of stabilizing other proteins. He utilises a diversity of spectroscopic, biophysical and protein chemical techniques for his research. He has co-authored over 140 research publications and has received a variety of fellowships.