Professor Les Dutton delivered the 2010 TGH Jones Memorial Lecture on 3 December 2010.

Approximately 90 staff, students and friends of the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences attended the lecture, which was entitled 'Design and Engineering of Oxidoreductases'.

Professor Dutton discussed the genetic and biological roots of protein complexity and showed how to dodge and minimize the effects of complexity.

"In the best-understood cases, that include the oxidoreductase family, artificial reproductions can be designed from scratch using the simplest of protein scaffolds unrelated in structure to their natural counterparts", said Professor Dutton.

The annual memorial lecture was established in honour of the late Professor TGH Jones, a member of the academic staff who gave extraordinary service to The University of Queensland and to Chemistry over a fifty-year career.

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