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QCIF’s Dr Nick co-authors Nature paper

QCIF eResearch Analyst Dr Nick Hamilton is a co-author on a paper published in Nature Communications this week.

He is one of nine authors on the paper that looks at the mechanisms regulating cell adhesion, which is important in cancer as well as in development of organs and tissues.

The paper is titled, "Tyrosine dephosphorylated cortactin downregulates contractility at the epithelial zonula adherens through SRGAP1.”

The research, with first author Dr Xuan Liang, is from the UQ lab of Prof. Alpha Yap, Group Leader within the Institute for Molecular Bioscience’s Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine Division.

Nick, a bioinformatican and imaging specialist, did the mathematical modelling for the project.

Nick (who uses the moniker ‘Dr Nick’), is also an eResearch Analyst for IMB and UQ’s Research Computing Centre.

Dr Nick Hamilton
Dr Nick Hamilton