Karl Byriel is a crystallographer who works with UQ researchers to provide crystallisation and protein crystallography training and services at the UQROCX Crystallisation Facility.

Karl has worked in X-ray crystallography since 1989, and believes that scientific discovery is the only way to solve the problems facing the world today.

Karl has co-authored over 110 Scientific Publications in many leading Journals including Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of Biological Chemistry and Structure.

Karl is a trained industrial chemist and has extensive experience working within the higher education research sector.  He helped to establish the first small molecule X-ray diffractometer in Queensland and has worked as an IT Systems Administrator before moving into protein crystallography at IMB in May 2000.

Karl holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Chemistry from QIT (now QUT).