Dr Katharine Michie

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Senior Research Associate

Category: Academic Staff


Dr Katharine Michie is a structural biologist who runs the Structural Biology Facility at UNSW.

Dr Michie has experience in recombinant protein cloning, expression, purification and analysis by structural methods- including a wide range of bio-phyiscal methods, electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography. She is responsible for training people on the crystallography robotics and the Bruker Venture D8 X-ray diffractometer.



Book Chapters

Michie K; Goodchild S; Curmi P, 2018, 'MSN (Moesin)', in , pp. 3232 - 3238

Conference Papers

Kiekebusch D; Michie KA; Essen L-O; Loewe J; Thanbichler M, 2012, 'Generation of a protein gradient within a bacterial cell by the cell division regulator MipZ.', in MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL, AMER SOC CELL BIOLOGY, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000209348605049&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
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Gorrec F; Perisic O; Michie K; Schertler G; Lowe J, 2009, 'Protein Crystallization: Robotics, Procedures and Developments', in ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA A-FOUNDATION AND ADVANCES, INT UNION CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, pp. S158 - S159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S0108767309096779
Gorrec FPM; Perisic O; Michie K; Schertler G; Lowe J, 2008, 'Protein crystallization at the laboratory of molecular biology: Robotics, procedures and developments', in ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA A-FOUNDATION AND ADVANCES, INT UNION CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, pp. C200 - C200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S0108767308093598

Journal articles

Michie KA; Bermeister A; Robertson NO; Goodchild SC; Curmi PMG, 2019, 'Two Sides of the Coin: Ezrin/Radixin/Moesin and Merlin Control Membrane Structure and Contact Inhibition', International journal of molecular sciences, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms20081996
Rathbone HW; Davis JA; Michie KA; Goodchild SC; Robertson NO; Curmi PMG, 2018, 'Coherent phenomena in photosynthetic light harvesting: part two—observations in biological systems', Biophysical Reviews, vol. 10, pp. 1443 - 1463, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12551-018-0456-x
Rathbone HW; Davis JA; Michie KA; Goodchild SC; Robertson NO; Curmi PMG, 2018, 'Coherent phenomena in photosynthetic light harvesting: part one—theory and spectroscopy', Biophysical Reviews, vol. 10, pp. 1427 - 1441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12551-018-0451-2
Michie KA; Kwan AH; Tung CS; Guss JM; Trewhella J, 2016, 'A Highly Conserved Yet Flexible Linker Is Part of a Polymorphic Protein-Binding Domain in Myosin-Binding Protein C', Structure, vol. 24, pp. 2000 - 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.str.2016.08.018
Nadvi NA; Michie KA; Kwan AH; Guss JM; Trewhella J, 2016, 'Clinically Linked Mutations in the Central Domains of Cardiac Myosin-Binding Protein C with Distinct Phenotypes Show Differential Structural Effects', Structure, vol. 24, pp. 105 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.str.2015.11.001
Duggin IG; Aylett CHS; Walsh JC; Michie KA; Wang Q; Turnbull L; Dawson EM; Harry EJ; Whitchurch CB; Amos LA; Löwe J, 2015, 'CetZ tubulin-like proteins control archaeal cell shape', Nature, vol. 519, pp. 362 - 365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13983
Michie KA; Boysen A; Low HH; Møller-Jensen J; Löwe J, 2014, 'LeoA, B and C from Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) are bacterial dynamins', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0107211
Kiekebusch D; Michie KA; Essen LO; Löwe J; Thanbichler M, 2012, 'Localized Dimerization and Nucleoid Binding Drive Gradient Formation by the Bacterial Cell Division Inhibitor MipZ', Molecular Cell, vol. 46, pp. 245 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molcel.2012.03.004
Kurze A; Michie KA; Dixon SE; Mishra A; Itoh T; Khalid S; Strmecki L; Shirahige K; Haering CH; Löwe J; Nasmyth K, 2011, 'A positively charged channel within the Smc1/Smc3 hinge required for sister chromatid cohesion', EMBO Journal, vol. 30, pp. 364 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/emboj.2010.315
Aylett CHS; Wang Q; Michie KA; Amos LA; Löwe J, 2010, 'Filament structure of bacterial tubulin homologue TubZ', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 107, pp. 19766 - 19771, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1010176107
Michie KA; Löwe J, 2006, 'Dynamic filaments of the bacterial cytoskeleton', Annual Review of Biochemistry, vol. 75, pp. 467 - 492, http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.biochem.75.103004.142452
Michie KA; Monahan LG; Beech PL; Harry EJ, 2006, 'Trapping of a spiral-like intermediate of the bacterial cytokinetic protein FtsZ', Journal of Bacteriology, vol. 188, pp. 1680 - 1690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JB.188.5.1680-1690.2006
Robson SA; Michie KA; Mackay JP; Harry E; King GF, 2002, 'The Bacillus subtilis cell division proteins FtsL and DivIC are intrinsically unstable and do not interact with one another in the absence of other septasomal components', Molecular Microbiology, vol. 44, pp. 663 - 674, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2958.2002.02920.x
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Structural Biology X-ray Facility
Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre
Office 320D, Level 3 West,
Biosciences North D26
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052


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