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Dr Eleanor Campbell

MX Scientist - Eleanor Campbell
Dr Eleanor Campbell
Beamline Scientist - MX

Role at ANSTO

Dr Eleanor Campbell is a beamline scientist for the MX beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron. She provides support to beamline users and assists in the maintenance and development of the MX1 and MX2 beamlines.  

Her research interests are predominantly based around molecular evolution; how and why proteins evolve in the ways that they do, both in nature and in laboratory experiments. Before joining the MX team at the Australian Synchrotron, Eleanor held a postdoctoral position at the University of Cambridge, where she provided support to colleagues in need of structural biology expertise. In addition to her research at the University of Cambridge, Eleanor acted as the Network Manager for an EU H2020 grant, coordinating 16 PhD students across 10 institutes in collaborative research projects.

Eleanor is passionate about communicating science to broad audiences, and has previously worked as a writer for CSIRO’s children’s magazine, The Helix, and as a radio and podcast host for a number of science shows. 


Macromolecular X-Ray crystallography, protein engineering, molecular evolution


Qualifications & Achievements

  • Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Seal of Excellence (2018 & 2019)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associateship at Darwin College, Cambridge (2018-2019)
  • Postdoctoral position, Biochemistry Department, University of Cambridge (2018-2019)
  • PhD in Biochemistry, Australian National University (2018)
  • Poster Prize, 41st Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function (2017)
  • Research School of Chemistry Director’s Prize, Australian National University (2015)
  • Poster Prize, 39th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function (2014)
  • BSc (Hons), Double-Major Chemistry, Australian National University (2013)