Chris Proud

Professor Chris Proud

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Professor Chris Proud held numerous positions as lecturer, reader or professor in universities in the UK, Germany and Canada before moving to Adelaide, in September 2014, to take up the position of inaugural Theme Leader: Nutrition and Metabolism at SAHMRI. In January 2016 Chris succeeded Professor John Hopwood as Director of the Lysosomal Diseases Research Unit.

Chris continues his long-standing interest in the molecular mechanisms by which nutrients and hormones regulate mammalian cell function, especially protein metabolism and gene expression and the roles they play in health and disease.

Chris is also holds a Distinguished Foreign Expert position at Zhejiang University in China.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Distinguish Foreign Expert Zhejiang University, Hangzhou
    2014 Theme Leader, Nutrition & Metabolism South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
    2014 Professor in Molecular and Biomedical Science University of Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2012 Invitation Plenary Speaker, 2012 International Symposium on Organic Synthesis and Drug Discovery China
    2012 Invitation Plenary Speaker, Presidential Symposium, American Society for Nutrition United States
    2010 Invitation Invited Presenter, Henry Stewart ‘Online Seminars by Leading World Experts’; topic: “Protein Phosphorylation and the Control of Protein Synthesis”
    2010 Invitation Plenary Speaker, 2010 International Symposium on Organic Synthesis and Drug Discovery China
    2009 Honour Honorary Professor Qingdao Ocean University China
    2009 Honour Jinji Lake Double-hundred Talents Program China
    2008 Invitation Expert Speaker, Meeting of American Association for Cancer Research United States
    2008 Award Wolfson Research Merit Award Royal Society United Kingdom
    2008 Honour ‘Faculty of 1000’
    2004 Invitation Susan Swerling Lecturer Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States
    2004 Invitation Keynote Speaker Heart Failure Society of America Canada
    2003 Invitation Plenary Speaker, Annual Meeting, South African Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    2001 Fellowship Elected Fellow Institute of Biology (now the Royal Society for Biology) & Chartered Biologist
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    German Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1974 - 1977 University of Dundee, Dundee United Kingdom Ph. D. Biochemistry
    1971 - 1974 University of Bristol, Bristol United Kingdom Honours B. Sc. Biochemistry
Category 1 Funding

2016-18 NHMRC grant  no: 1109207

Chief Investigator: A Zannettino (CIA), P Baldock (CIB), CG Proud (CIC)

Targeting skeletal mTORC1 as a novel approach for the treatment of diet-induced insulin resistance

$600,846
 Industry Funding
2016-17 A*Start Experimental Therapeutics Centre, Singapore Chief Investigators: CG Proud (CIA) $98,850

 

I currently lecture biochemistry students at the University of Adelaide on Cancer, Cell Signalling and Development and Advanced Molecular Biology.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Regulation of mTOR Signalling and Protein Synthesis via Parkinson's Disease Risk Factors UCHL1 and LRRK2 Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Josif Bailey Dragovelic
    2018 Principal Supervisor Regulation of mTORC1 and RHEB Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Stuart Paul De Poi
    2017 Co-Supervisor The Novel Role of Eukaryotic Elongation Factor 2 Kinase (eEF2K) in Atherosclerosis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sanuja Fernando
    2016 Principal Supervisor The role of Eukaryotic Elongation Factor 2 Kinase (EEF2K) in the Survival of cancer cells and Macrophages Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Roman Valeryevich Lenchine
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2020 Co-Supervisor The Role of Osteoblast-mTORC1 in the Regulation of Glucose Metabolism Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Pawanrat Tangseefa
    2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Control of adipocyte differentiation and metabolism by mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)-interacting kinases (MNKs) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr James Edward Merrett
    2015 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Novel Roles of the MAP Kinase - interacting Kinases Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Shuye Tian
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2012 - 2015 Member Chairs and Programme Grants Committee British Heart Foundation
    1993 - 1994 Member Biochemistry Panel Former Science & Engineering Research Council
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2013 - 2015 Wessex Medical Research
    1997 - 2000 British Heart Foundation
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2012 - ongoing Board Member Editorial Board of F1000 Research
    2012 - ongoing Board Member Editorial Board of Translation
    2011 - ongoing Board Member Editorial Board of the Biochemical Journal
    2002 - 2005 Board Member Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry
    1998 - 2008 Editor European Journal of Biochemistry/FEBS Journal

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