Professor Charlie Bond

Started at UWA: 2006

Structural biology researcher whose work has far-reaching applications

Professor Charlie Bond is a dedicated researcher in structural biology. His research investigates biomolecular complexes and their interactions, revealing how molecules function which provides the key to understanding the mechanisms of life and disease.

His academic career began with studying chemistry at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom before completing a PhD on the structure of proteins.

He completed further research in the subject as a postdoctoral researcher in Sydney and as a research fellow with the University of Dundee.

The Bond Lab drives innovative research in biological chemistry, molecular biology and structural biology, using national facilities such as the Australian Synchrotron and the Opal Reactor. The lab aims to build a three-dimensional picture of molecules and how they interact with each other. Such investigations have broad applications in synthetic biology, drug design and biotechnology.

I want to understand how the spatial arrangement of biological molecules in complexes dictates their function. I am particularly interested in protein:nucleic acid interactions, and their functions in gene regulatory complexes in eukaryotes. Professor Charlie Bond

Current funding


National Health and Medical Research Council 

  • Redefining antibiotic resistance plasmid transfer in Staphylococcus aureus
  • Associate Professor Neville Firth, Dr Joshua Ramsay and Dr Charlie Bond 


National Health and Medical Research Council

  • DBHS protein RNA interactions in health and disease
  • Dr Charlie Bond and Dr Archa Fox

2017 - 2018

National Health and Medical Research Council

  • Art Robbins Nano Dispenser
  • Dr Killugudi Swaminatha Iyer, Dr Willem Lesterhuis, Professor Alice Vrielink, Associate Professor Aleksandra Filipovska, Dr Archa Fox, Dr Charlie Bond, Dr Nicole Smith, Dr Tristan Clemons, Associate Professor Oliver Rackham and Associate Professor Charlene Kahler

Supervisor opportunities

Professor Bond welcomes prospective research students who are interested in understanding the role of structure in gene regulation, RNA recognition and enzyme function to get in touch with him using the below details.

Contact Professor Charlie Bond

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