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Ms Karen Wilde

Ms Karyn Wilde

Protein Labelling Specialist, National Deuteration Facility
Role at ANSTO
Karyn is a microbiologist in the National Deuteration Facility currently specialising in recombinant protein production for deuteration, multiple and selective labelling (2H, 13C, 15N) of proteins for neutron scattering, NMR and other applications.  Karyn is a member of the Biodeuteration group and has been a key team member in the establishment and development of the National Deuteration Facility at ANSTO. 
 
Background
Karyn's current interests are in the capability development of protein labelling methods for the application of neutron scattering, X-ray scattering and NMR to investigate the structure-function relationships of biomolecules.  Karyn also has research experience in environmental microbiology/biotechnology areas including: algae toxicology investigating the effects and mechanisms of action of metals on freshwater alga and the use of microbial measures as bioindicators of mine-related pollution.  
 
Expertise
Microbiology, biodeuteration, recombinant protein expression, protein deuteration, protein multiple-labelling (2H, 13C, 15N)
 
Qualifications
  • BBiotech(Hons), Flinders University (1995)
  • Master of Biotechnology, Macquarie University (2018). Karyn received the Macquarie University Award for Academic Excellence.