Emeritus Professor John de Jersey AM BSc (Hons 1) PhD
Professor de Jersey enjoyed a long career as an academic staff member of the University of Queensland, from 1971 until retirement in 2007. Before 1971, he gained his PhD from UQ and undertook research and teaching at the University of Sydney and the Pennsylvania State University. As well as maintaining an active research program funded largely by the ARC and NHMRC, Professor de Jersey served as Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Head of the School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Biological and Chemical Sciences. In addition, he served for several years as a member of the UQ Senate elected by the Academic Board. He was actively involved in the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for many years, serving as President of the Society in 2001-2002, and was Secretary-General of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from 2006-2011.
Professor de Jersey has undertaken various research project in protein chemistry and enzymology and currently is part of a team seeking to develop biotechnological uses for components of Australian snake venoms.
Emeritus Professor de Jersey is a member of the QIMR Berghofer Appointments and Promotions Committee.