28th Annual Scientific Meeting
29th Sept - 2nd Oct
Fremantle, WA

Organising committee:
Boris Martinac, Livia Hool and Jackie Wilce

The meeting was held at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle and followed ComBio 2004, the combined conferences of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Australian Society of Plant Physiologists and the Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology at the Burswood Resort in Perth. Thursday 30th September was joint ComBio 2004/ASB 2004 day.

The ASB Social Dinner was held on Friday 1st October at the Mussel Bar Restaurant in Fremantle.

Scientific Program

Session topics included:

Mechanosensitive channels, Molecular interactions, Biological spectroscopy, Ion channels and disease, Molecular structure and drug design, and other related subjects on Molecular Structure and Interactions in Biology.

The following scientists have accepted to participate as guest speakers at the meeting:

  • Eduardo Perozo, Unversity of Virginia
  • Frederic Sachs, SUNY, Buffalo
  • Ching Kung, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Masahiro Sokabe, University of Nagoya School of Medicine, Japan
  • Alister Macdonald, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  • Mauricio Montal, University of California, San Diego
  • Juliet Gerrard, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Jamie Rossjohn, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Helge Rasmussen, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Jamie Vandenberg, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney, Australia
  • Peter Gage, ANU, Canberra, Australia
  • Gottfried Otting, ANU, Canberra, Australia
  • Ray Norton, Walter and Eliza Hall Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • Matthew Wilce, UWA, Perth, Australia
  • Tim St Pierre, UWA, Perth, Australia
  • Jacqui Matthews, University of Sydney, Australia

Download the final programme here. (Last update 21/09/04).

Sponsors of ASB2004

SDR Clinical Technology

Biacore International

Institute of Advanced Studies UWA
University of Western Australia

ATA Scientific

GE Healthcare

Beckman Coulter Australia

Bruker Biospin

Axon Instruments


University of Western Australia

Crown Scientific

Diagnostic Technology


Bruker Nonius

Fisher Biotech

Boris Martinac

Livia Hool

Jackie Wilce

For further information contact Boris Martinac

Meeting Announcement in PDF format for printing

Final Programme, September 2004 (PDF) (Updated 21/09/04)