WA Branch Chemaraderie April 2024

WA Branch face to face networking event. All are welcome.

Come to WA Branch Chemaraderie April 2024



The Rollercoaster Ride of a Recovering Academic in Biotech: Left Turns and Lessons Learned


Dr Adam Martin


PYC Therapeutics

[email protected]

5.30pm Tuesday 23 April 2024





The fast-paced world of biotech can seem the complete opposite to academia, yet at the heart of both fields lies a grounding in good science. Adam will talk through his journey across continents as a postdoc, the highs and lows of grant funding, setting up a lab, learning to speak biology and ultimately, settling into his current role at PYC Therapeutics. Along the way, he will explore the different environments within academia and industry, what it takes to get a drug FDA-approved from Perth and the promise that RNA medicines hold in treating disease.


Dr Adam Martin is currently Senior Director of Chemistry at PYC Therapeutics. He has over 10 years’ experience in peptide therapeutics, encompassing therapeutic design, manufacturing, display technologies and conjugates. He currently heads PYC Therapeutic’s manufacturing and chemistry operations, in addition to its peptide discovery platform.
Dr Martin has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and is the author of several patents. He has been awarded over $5M in research grant funding and received numerous prizes, including the Nyholm Lectureship from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Young Investigator Award from the Australian Biomaterials Society.

Date:     Tuesday 23 April 2024

Time:     From 5.30pm.  Presentation commences at 6.00pm. 

               Refreshments prior and at seminar conclusion

Venue:   ChemCentre

                Exhibition Area,

                Building 500, Curtin University

               Plenty of free parking is available close to the venue at this time of day.

Cost:      $15 Members, $30 Non-members, $5 students.

Online registration is required. Cash Payment cannot be accepted on the evening.


Thank you to our generous Chemaraderie sponsor - ChemCentre




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23/04/2024 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
W. Australia Standard Time
Curtin University Perth WA AUSTRALIA

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