Ward, Colin Wesley (1943-)

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Ward, Colin Wesley (1943-2017)
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Biomolecular engineer; Biochemist
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Biological scientist Colin Ward's research has contributed to the decoding some of science's enduring problems. Between 1970 and 1990 at the CSIRO he was involved in or led some of CSIRO's landmark projects including understanding how new epidemics and new pandemics of human influenza virus emerge, providing sequence data for the crystallography used in the development of the anti-influenza drug Relenza, the development of a successful taxonomy of potyviruses, the largest and most complex group of plant viruses and the development of recombinant vaccines for ovine footrot, a major bacterial infection of sheep (run by his CSIRO colleague Thomas Charles Elleman) and for infectious bursal disease virus, a major immunosuppressive viral infection in poultry (jointly run with his CSIRO colleague Ahmed Abdullah Azad). From 1990 until his departure from the CSIRO in 2006 he led the highly successful research program focused on the 3-dimensional structure of members of the human insulin receptor family and its signalling pathways. In a related project his group solved the 3D structure of the closely related epidermal growth factor receptor and its 2:2 complex with one of its ligands Transforming Growth Factor-. His group also solved the crystal structure of another member of the EGFR family, ErbB2, which does not bind ligand but is the preferred heterodimer partner of the other ligand-bound, activated members of the EGFR family. In 2007 he took up a position as Part Time Research Fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute to continue his work studying insulin receptors. In 2015 he became an Honorary Research Associate of the Institute. On leaving CSIRO he conceived, compiled and edited for the first 10 years (2007-2017) the website www.CSIROpedia.CSIRO.au which explores some of CSIR(O)'s greatest innovations and discoveries since its establishment in 1926. It focuses on achievements that have been recognised by major honours and awards or research that has had significant commercial outcomes or benefit to society and provides brief biographies of the key scientists responsible.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (Hons 1), School of Wool Technology, University of New South Wales
  • Education - PhD on parasitic nematodes, School of Wool Technology and the School of Biological Sciences, University of New South Wales
  • Career position - Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Career position - Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Protein Chemistry
  • Career position - Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Protein Chemistry
  • Career position - Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Protein Chemistry
  • Career position - Visiting Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, USA
  • Career position - Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Protein Chemistry
  • Career position - Assistant Chief of the CSIRO Division of Biotechnology
  • Career position - Chief Research Scientist (CRS1), CSIRO Division of Biotechnology
  • Career position - Assistant Chief of the CSIRO Division of Biomolecular Engineering
  • Career position - Chief Research Scientist (CRS 2), CSIRO Division of Biomolecular Engineering
  • Career position - Deputy Chief of the CSIRO Division of Biomolecular Engineering
  • Award - CSIRO Chairman's Medal - for potyvirus research (with Dharma Shukla)
  • Award - Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
  • Award - Australian Medal of Agricultural Science - for potyvirus research (with Dharma Shukla)
  • Award - CSIRO Chairman's Medal - for IBDV vaccine development (joint recipient)
  • Career position - CSIRO Fellow, CSIRO Division of Protein Chemistry
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Award - University of NSW Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
  • Award - Leach Lecturer and Medallist, Annual Lorne Protein Conference and Function
  • Award - Centenary Medal
  • Career position - Part-time Research Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research (WEHI)
  • Award - CSIRO Chairman's Medal for insulin receptor research (joint recipient)
  • Career event - Retired from the CSIRO Division of Protein Chemistry
  • Award - Lemberg Lecturer and Medallist awarded by the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Award - Harrison Lecturer awarded by the Endocrine Society of Australia
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Ward, Colin Wesley
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Colin Wesley Ward
    Ward, C.
    Published: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia
  3. Colin Wesley Ward 1943 - 2017
    Colman, Peter M. and Burgess, Anthony W.
    Published: 2018
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 29, 2, 191-200

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    Ward, Colin Wesley, 1943-
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