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Dr Tim Ryan

Dr Tim Ryan

Scientist - SAXS/WAX

Dr Tim Ryan is one of the instrument scientists responsible for the operation and development of the SAXS/WAXS beamline at the Australian Synchrotron (ANSTO).  He completed his PhD in Biochemistry in 2009 at the University of Melbourne, working on the biophysics of protein self-association and aggregation and the effects of lipids.  He then worked as a post-doctoral scientist at the Mental Health research institute, and later at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, continuing biophysics focused studies into pathological protein aggregation and intrinsically disordered protein structures involved in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.  Throughout his post-doctoral studies, Dr Ryan used a range of biophysical approaches, with a focus on small angle X-ray scattering to understand protein dynamics and aggregation.

Dr Ryan joined the SAXS/WAXS team in 2015, initially as a post-doctoral researcher then transitioning to beamline scientist.  He has worked on many of the recent developments at the beamline, in particular the improvements to the solution scattering instrumentation.  As a member of the SAXS/WAXS team Dr Ryan appreciates being involved in the vast array of scientific endeavours that access the beamline, and the further development of the quality and capability of the beamline itself.


SAXS/WAXS, biophysics, chemistry, structural biology, Instrumentation, fluidics,