Charlie Bond

Dr, BSc PhD Manc., FRSC

  • The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 4.32, Bayliss Building, Perth campus

    6009 Crawley


  • 3690 Citations
  • 33 h-Index
1993 …2020
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Personal profile


Charlie Bond first became interested in chemistry at school in the United Kingdom and went on to study at the University in Manchester. After completing his PhD on the structure of proteins he pursued this field as a post-doctoral researcher in Sydney and as a research fellow at the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK. He was recruited to UWA as a structural biologist in 2006. In addition to researching the structure of biomolecular complexes he has also developed and published related computer software programs.

Roles and responsibilities

Protein chemistry - Structural biology - Molecular biology - Biological chemistry - Protein:protein interactions - Protein:RNA interactions - Crystallography - Computational modelling - Biophysics - Synchrotron science

Future research

Prospective Research Students, with good prospects of gaining a scholarship, and interested in understanding the role of structure in gene regulation, RNA recognition and enzyme function are always sought in my lab. Please see for more information.

Funding overview

NHMRC Project Grants; ARC Linkage Project; ARC Discovery Project; ARC LIEF Grants; Cancer Council WA

Current projects

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Industrial relevance

Structure-based methods of studying proteins form the basis of any mechanistic approach to drug design and evaluation, as typified by pharmaceuticals such as Relenza and Gleevec.

Teaching overview

Undergraduate units, honours supervision and PhD supervision in both Chemistry and Biochemistry.


As a structural biologist, Prof. Bond studies the three dimensional structure of biological molecules, such as nucleic acids and proteins, which helps to explain how the molecules function. The applications of Prof. Bond’s studies are very broad and far reaching. Protein structures can be used as a basis to design drugs to treat infectious diseases, and researching how proteins contribute to errors in DNA and RNA expression increases our understanding of how cancers and other disorders are caused, and how they might be treated.


English and German


  • Enzyme structure, function and inhibition
  • Mechanisms of DNA repair
  • Protein crystallography
  • Protein–nucleic acid interactions
  • Structural biology

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Projects 2007 2020

Research Output 1993 2018

Crystal structure of a SFPQ/PSPC1 heterodimer provides insights into preferential heterodimerization of human DBHS family proteins

Huang, J., Casas Garcia, G. P., Perugini, M. A., Fox, A. H., Bond, C. S. & Lee, M. 27 Apr 2018 In : The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 293, 17, p. 6593-6602 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Protein Splicing
Crystal structure

Functional Domains of NEAT1 Architectural lncRNA Induce Paraspeckle Assembly through Phase Separation

Yamazaki, T., Souquere, S., Chujo, T., Kobelke, S., Chong, Y. S., Fox, A. H., Bond, C. S., Nakagawa, S., Pierron, G. & Hirose, T. 21 Jun 2018 In : Molecular Cell. 701, 6, p. 1038-1053.e7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Long Noncoding RNA
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats
RNA Isoforms
Untranslated RNA
4 Citations

Paraspeckles: Where Long Noncoding RNA Meets Phase Separation

Fox, A. H., Nakagawa, S., Hirose, T. & Bond, C. S. Feb 2018 In : Trends in Biochemical Sciences. 43, 2, p. 124-135 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Long Noncoding RNA
Phase separation
Gene expression
2 Citations

Structural basis of ribosomal peptide macrocyclization in plants

Haywood, J., Schmidberger, J. W., James, A. M., Nonis, S. G., Sukhoverkov, K. V., Elias, M., Bond, C. S. & Mylne, J. S. 31 Jan 2018 In : eLife. 7, e32955

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cyclic Peptides
Plant Structures

Structure of Aspergillus fumigatus Cytosolic Thiolase: Trapped Tetrahedral Reaction Intermediates and Activation by Monovalent Cations

Marshall, A. C., Bond, C. S. & Bruning, J. B. 2 Mar 2018 In : ACS Catalysis. 8, 3, p. 1973-1989 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Monovalent Cations
Reaction intermediates
Acetyl Coenzyme A
Positive ions