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A/Prof Kevin Pfleger

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Dimerix Bioscience Pty Ltd
Level 2 25 Flinders Lane
Melbourne , Victoria 3000

Company Description: Dimerix aims to offer exciting career opportunities in a young and dynamic team. There are currently no open positions but outstanding individuals with a...   more

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  • PhD
    Edinburgh Universities
  • MA
  • Natural Sciences ( Pharmacology
    Cambridge University
  • PhD , Molecular Endocrinology
    University of Edinburgh
  • Natural Sciences ( Pharmacology )
    Cambridge University
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Prestigious International Award for Dimerix’s CSO – Dimerix Bioscience, 8 July 2014 [cached]
Dimerix Bioscience's Chief Scientific Officer, Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger, has received a prestigious international award for outstanding accomplishments in Endocrine Research, the study of our hormone systems.
The Early Investigator's Award Supported by Amgen was presented at Endo 2012, the 94th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, held in Houston, Texas and attended by 7500 scientists from around the world. Associate Professor Pfleger also presented his research at the conference as an invited symposium speaker.
"It was an honour to be invited to present a symposium at this major international meeting, an honour that is usually reserved for those at the top of the field for the last 30 years. To then be recognised with the award as well is simply incredible," he said.
A/Professor Pfleger's laboratory, funded by both National Competitive Grants and Dimerix Bioscience, investigates how hormones work at the molecular and cellular level, by monitoring what happens when hormones specifically interact with proteins on our cells called 'receptors'.
These proteins include G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), a particularly important family of receptors that signal through guanine nucleotide-binding proteins, or G proteins for short.
The research by A/Prof Pfleger's team has already made a significant contribution to the understanding of protein interactions and GPCRs. His research could lead to new discoveries that reduce the side effects of pharmaceuticals, particularly through the work being translated by Dimerix.
"We are interested in how receptors interact with other proteins, particularly other types of receptor, to change how they work. We still know remarkably little about how our bodies function at the molecular level, but every year, amazing discoveries are made - it is a very exciting time to be doing medical research".
In addition to being Chief Scientific Officer of Dimerix Bioscience, A/Professor Pfleger is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Head of Molecular Endocrinology-GPCRs at WAIMR. He has won numerous Australian science awards, including Western Australian Young Scientist of the Year 2009, NHMRC Ten of the Best Research Projects 2010, and the 2011 Australian Museum 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science.
Dimerix’s patented assay is used to interrogate kinase heteromers. – Dimerix Bioscience, 8 July 2014 [cached]
A/Prof Kevin Pfleger, co-inventor of Dimerix's assay technology, is senior author of a paper entitled 'Profiling Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor and Heregulin Receptor Heteromerization Using Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Heteromer Investigation Technology' published 20 May 2013 in PLOS ONE.
WAIMR - The WAIMR Team, 23 Nov 2013 [cached]
Kevin Pfleger A/Professor Kevin Pfleger
Head, Laboratory for Molecular Endocrinology and Pharmacology
WAIMR - Kevin Pfleger, 23 Nov 2013 [cached]
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Kevin Pfleger Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger
Phone: +61 8 9346 1980
Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, Head of the Laboratory for Molecular Endocrinology and Pharmacology at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) and Chief Scientific Officer of Dimerix Bioscience, a spin-out company from WAIMR and The University of Western Australia. A/Prof Pfleger was awarded his MA and PhD from Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities respectively. He relocated to Western Australia in October 2002 and was a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Peter Doherty Research Fellow from 2005 to 2008. A/Prof Pfleger was named Western Australian Young Scientist of the Year 2009 and his work featured as one of the NHMRC 10 of the Best Research Projects 2010. In 2011, he was awarded the Australian Museum 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science and in 2012 he won The Endocrine Society Early Investigators Award Supported by Amgen and WA Young Tall Poppy Science Award.
WAIMR - 2010.11.04 WAIMR Finalist Innovator of the Year, 4 Nov 2010 [cached]
Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger
At the Awards Luncheon held today at the Burswood Entertainment Complex Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger, Dimerix's Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Molecular Endocrinology at WAIMR, said, "I'm very proud of what Dimerix and my team at WAIMR have achieved and we are continuing to pursue the exciting opportunities presented by G Protein-Coupled Receptors or GPCR's in helping treat disease, as they are the targets of about half of all medications people take.
"Research into GPCR's has taken exciting new directions in recent times and the work we are doing here in WA is at the very cutting edge of where this field is going," he said.
A/Professor Pfleger, along with colleagues in his laboratory, invented a novel way of studying 'G protein coupled receptors' - a family of 'receptors' that mediate communication with other cells - using the natural bioluminescent and fluorescent properties of proteins found in sea pansies and jellyfish.
In 2009, A/Professor Pfleger was named WA's Young Scientist of the Year.
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