Joshua Heazlewood

Joint BioEnergy Institute United States of America

Dr Heazlewood received his doctorate in the area of plant molecular biology from La Trobe University, Australia. He undertook his post-doctoral research at The University of Western Australia where he used proteomic techniques to characterize plant mitochondria. He was awarded an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue this work and to expand investigations into post translation modifications using mass spectrometry. He received an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship to work at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Germany where he developed and employed phosphoproteomic techniques. During this period Dr Heazlewood developed a series of plant proteomic resources that have been instrumental in aggregating and advancing basic knowledge about protein function. Dr Heazlewood was recently appointed Director of Systems Biology at the Joint BioEnergy Institute at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to investigate the biosynthesis and structure of plant cell walls employing proteomic and systems approaches.

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The past decade has seen the field of proteomics expand from a highly technical endeavor to a widely utilized technique. The objective of this book is to highlight the ways in which proteomics is currently being employed to address issues in the biological sciences. Although there have been significant advances in techniques involving the utilization of proteomics in biology, fundamental approaches involving basic sample visualization and protein identification still represent the principle techniques used by the vast majority of researchers to solve problems in biology. The work presented in this book extends from overviews of proteomics in specific biological subject areas to novel studies that have employed a proteomics-based approach. Collectively they demonstrate the power of established and developing proteomic techniques to characterize complex biological systems.

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