Researcher biography

Dr Frank Fontaine is a postdoctoral researchers and bioassay officer at UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience, a position he has held since 2006. He has developed more than fourteen protein- and cell-based bioassays, using spectrophotofluorimetric and high-content imaging methods, in the following indications: CNS, cancer, diabetes, obesity, infection, inflammation, stem cells. He has completed a dozen of screening campaigns on marine extracts and pure compounds and has five years of industry experience in the field of antithrombotics for UQ spin off, Thrombostat Pty Ltd, and as a sub-contractor for European CIRD Galderma, Theramex, Zambon Pharmacia, ADME Bioanalyses and UCB Pharma Sector. More recently, Frank developed a strong interest in the pharmaco-modulation of transcription factors protein-protein interactions. He has 26 publications and is co-inventor on 1 patent.