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Adele Williamson
Senior Lecturer
University of Waikato
New Zealand
  • Marine
  • Terrestrial
  • Other
Biochemistry (enzymes)
Psychrophile, extremophile enzymes, DNA repair, biotechnology, bacteria, metagenomes
  • Antarctic
  • Other
I am a structural/molecular biologist with a focus on enzymes inhabiting extreme environments, especially those involved in novel DNA repair pathways in bacteria. I study their biological function, mechanism of action and evolutionary origins, as well as potential biotechnological applications. I use a combination of bioinformatics, recombinant protein production, biochemical and biophysical assays and X-ray crystallography to characterize these systems.
I have previously worked with marine Arctic microbiota, and now focus on terrestrial Antarctic samples as well as enzymes from geothermal systems in New Zealand.
  • Mentor Panels
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    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Reviewing Resumes/CVs and Assisting with Cover Letter Development.

  • Assisting with proposal development

  • Reviewing papers and posters

  • Email Exchange
  • Other
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