Professor Justin Yerbury
University of Wollongong, Australia
Professor Yerbury first learned about MND 20 years ago when family members were diagnosed in quick succession. He has, as a result, dedicated himself to increasing the understanding of the origins of motor neurone disease. He undertook a Post Doc with Prof. Christopher Dobson, University of Cambridge, UK, on biochemical analysis of protein aggregates.
In 2012 he was awarded an ARC DECRA Fellowship to build a group around proteostasis defects in ALS and in 2015 was awarded an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship to continue building in this area. Ten years after graduating with a PhD he was awarded a Professorial Fellowship and the Betty Laidlaw prize in recognition of his contributions to the fields of proteostasis and MND.
"The fine balance of proteostasis and its implications for ALS"