28 Jan 2022

2022 ARC discovery grant

Funding Body Australian Research Council
Grant No. DP220102338
Project Title The effect of methylation and phosphorylation on ribosome function
People Wilkins M
Proposal Summary This 4 year project project aims to discover how cells regulate ribosome function and selectivity, by modifying their ribosomal proteins. This affects protein synthesis, a process which is central to the growth of all living things. Expected outcomes include new knowledge on the regulation of protein synthesis, improved techniques for the study of this process and an enhanced capacity for international collaboration. New avenues for the artificial regulation of the ribosome may also emerge, relevant to synthetic biology and the engineering of industrial yeasts. The project should provide significant new findings for the research community, generate research citations and contribute to a highly skilled workforce by the training of staff and students.