Professor Nicolle (Nicki) Packer
AUSTRALIAN PROTEOME ANALYSIS FACILITY (APAF)
Prof Nicki Packer has had an extensive and varied research career in both Chemistry and Biological Sciences. She helped establish the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF) and co-founded Proteome Systems Ltd, a biotechnology company in which her group developed glycoanalytical technology and informatics tools. She has gained national and international recognition for her research in glycomics, using proteomics and bioinformatics approaches and linking it to biological functional research. Her current research is in the structure, function, informatics and application of glycans and their conjugates as molecular markers, focussing on their role in cancer, therapeutics and microbial infection. Nicki has published her research extensively and works closely with industry. She currently holds joint positions as Professor of Glycoproteomics, Director of the MQ Biomolecular Discovery & Design Research Centre, Discovery Leader in the ARC Centre of NanoScale BioPhotonics and Chair of Advisory Board of APAF at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia and as Professor of Glycomics at the Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland. Her other achievements include producing 3 reasonably well-balanced children.