2018 Lorne Genome Conference

Dr Elizabeth Hinde

Elizabeth Hinde  is currently a NHMRC Career Development Fellow and laboratory head within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne. In 2010 Elizabeth completed her PhD in fluorescence spectroscopy at the University of Melbourne and was then recruited to the University of California, Irvine, USA to pursue a post-doctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Professor Enrico Gratton. In the Gratton lab (2010-2013) Elizabeth developed methods based on fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) to quantify chromatin dynamics in live cells. With the aim of applying this technology to cell biology, Elizabeth returned to Australia as a UNSW Vice Chancellor Fellow (2013-2015) and a Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellow (2015-2016) within the EMBL Australia node for Single Molecule Science, University of New South Wales (UNSW). Under the mentorship of Prof. Katharina Gaus, Elizabeth established a research program at UNSW which investigated live cell nuclear organisation. This work was recently recognised by the US Biophysical Society with the 2014 Young Fluorescence Investigator Award and the Australian Society of Biophysics with the 2016 McAulay-Hope Prize for Original Biophysics.