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biochemist , researcher

Matthew Allister Cooper, Australian biochemist, researcher. Fellow Howard Florey Centenary Research, National Health and Medical Research Council, 1999. Member South Australian Youth Orchestra, 1984, Australian Labor Party, Adelaide, 1986—1989; Member of Royal Society Chemistry (United Kingdom) (member 2002).


Cooper, Matthew Allister was born on February 7, 1969 in Sydney, Australia. Son of John Maxwell Cooper and Joan Helen Allister.


Bachelor of Science 1st class honors, Adealaide University, Australia, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Adealaide University, Australia, 1994.


Research officer World Wildlife Fund, Keep River, Australia, 1990—1991. George Murray postdoctoral fellow Cambrige (England) University, 1995—1999. Chief scientific officer Akubio Ltd, Cambridge, 2000—2001, managing director, since 2001.

Scientific consultant Biacore AB, Uppsala, Sweden, 1997—2002, AdProTech Ltd, Little Chesterford, England, 1997—2002, Cambridge Antibody Technology PLC, Melbourn, England, 1999—2000, Solexa Ltd, Little Chesterford, England, 2000—2002, Sense Proteomics Ltd, Babraham, England, 2000—2002, Astra Zeneca PLC, Macclesfield, England, 2000—2001, OSI Pharmaceuticals Inc, Uniondale, New Jersey, 2001—2001, Protein Mechanics Inc, Mountain View, California, 2001—2001, De Novo Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Cambridge, since 2002. Director Akubio Ltd, Cambridge, since 2001.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Editor: SPR: A Practical Guide, 2002. Author: (patent) Antibacterial Agents, 2001. Play, Cambridge Comic Relief Circus, 1998.

      Contributor articles to professional journals and conference proceedings, 1996 (Commendation of Excellence, 1992, Best Speaker, 1993, Commendation of Excellence, 1993), conference European BIAsymposium, 1996, osium, conference Weak Affinity Interactions Symposium, 1997, conference Reversible Associations in Structural and Molecular Biology, 1998, conference United States/European BIAsymposium, 1998, conference International Workshop on Biosensors Utilizing Lipid Bilayer Membranes, 1999, conference 18th International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2000, conference 4th 2D gel electrophoresis meeting, 2000, conference 3rd Australian BIAsymposium, 2000, conference Society for Biomolecular Screening, 2001.


Member South Australian Youth Orchestra, 1984, Australian Labor Party, Adelaide, 1986—1989. Member of Royal Society Chemistry (United Kingdom) (member 2002).


  • Other Interests

    Music, bicycling, rock climbing, hiking, squash.


Married Maria Rosaria Margiotta. 1 child Thomas.

John Maxwell Cooper

Joan Helen Allister

Maria Rosaria Margiotta

Thomas Cooper