Anne Conibear completed her B.Sc.(Hons) and M.Sc. in Chemistry (2010) at Rhodes University, South Africa. She then moved to the University of Queensland, Australia for her PhD (2011 – 2104) with Prof. David Craik, focusing on the structural characterisation and applications of cyclic disulfide-rich peptides from mammals, the theta-defensins. In 2014, she was awarded an Interdisciplinary Cancer Research (INDICAR) postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Vienna and worked on targeted immune-stimulating molecules for cancer therapy, collaborating with Syntab Therapeutics GmbH. She has recently returned to UQ with a UQ Development Fellowship at the School of Biomedical Sciences to start an independent project exploring how posttranslational modifications affect the structures and functions of proteins.