DR Elizabeth Hinde

DR Elizabeth Hinde




  • Elizabeth Hinde is currently a NHMRC Career Development Fellow and laboratory head within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne. In 2010 Elizabeth completed her PhD in fluorescence spectroscopy at the University of Melbourne and was then recruited to the University of California, Irvine, USA to pursue a post-doctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Professor Enrico Gratton. In the Gratton lab (2010-2013) Elizabeth developed methods based on fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) to quantify chromatin dynamics in live cells. With the aim of applying this technology to cell biology, Elizabeth returned to Australia as a UNSW Vice Chancellor Fellow (2013-2015) and a Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellow (2015-2016) within the EMBL Australia node for Single Molecule Science, University of New South Wales (UNSW). Under the mentorship of Prof. Katharina Gaus, Elizabeth established a research program at UNSW which investigated live cell nuclear organisation. This work was recently recognised by the US Biophysical Society with the 2014 Young Fluorescence Investigator Award and the Australian Society of Biophysics with the 2016 McAulay-Hope Prize for Original Biophysics.   


Member of

  • Australian Society for Biophysics. Member 2011 - 2018
  • US Biophysical Society. Member 2009 - 2018


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Education and training

  • Postdoc, University of California - Irvine 2013
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2010
  • MA, University of Melbourne 2006
  • BSc, Australian National University 2004

Awards and honors

  • Illumina Mid Career Award for Research in Science, Lorne Genome, 2018
  • NHMRC Fellowship, 2017
  • McAulay-Hope Prize for Original Biophysics, Australian Biophysical Society, 2016
  • The Young Fluorescence Investigator Award, US Biophysical Society, 2014


Available for supervision

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