About us

Established in 2011, the Proteostasis and Disease Research Centre (PDRC) is a research network that brings together researchers from the University of Wollongong, other universities in Australia, and international collaborators.

The Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) is a not-for-profit charity that supports a network of health and medical researchers at the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. Our researchers work together to understand, diagnose, treat and prevent disease and illness.

Organising committee


  • Professor Heath Ecroyd
  • Associate Professor Lezanne Ooi
  • Senior Professor Mark Wilson


  • Dr Yee Lian Chew
  • Dr Dezerae Cox (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Luke McAlary
  • Professor Justin Yerbury

Contact us

Email us at proteostasis-symposium@uow.edu.au.