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Transformersomes: shape-shifting polymer nanostructures

Synthetic polymers can self-assemble into an impressive spectrum of well-defined nanoscale architectures that behave in intriguing ways, from catalysing chemical reactions to intera more...

Supervisor(s): Roberts, Derrick (Dr)

Characterising insulin secretory granules as a function of age

In β-cells, insulin is stored in secretory granules (SGs). Upon stimulation, these SGs deliver insulin to the bloodstream. It is known that SGs exist in two functionally distin more...

Supervisor(s): Kebede, Melkam (Dr)

Watching One Molecule At A Time

Our group is heavily invested in understanding molecular parameters that underpin the excitonic behaviour at a nanoscale.  An exciton is a Coulombically bound electron-hole pai more...

Supervisor(s): Lakhwani, Girish (Dr)

Studies in the biophysics of dentine and dental caries

Although dental caries remains the world's most common infectious disease, current concepts of caries pathogenesis are based on microscopic methods now many decades old. Treatment w more...

Supervisor(s): Zoellner, Hans (Professor)

Evolution of viviparity in fish

My lab offers a range of opportunities to build on our research program examining the evolution of reproductive complexity in fish, especially seahorses and sharks. Please see our w more...

Supervisor(s): Whittington, Camilla (Dr), Murphy, Christopher R (Professor)

The anti-apoptotic activity of serum albumin for endothelial cells

Earlier work in my laboratory, established that serum albumin contains a cryptic protein domain that is exposed through transient intra-molecular protein movement, to bind a G-prote more...

Supervisor(s): Zoellner, Hans (Professor)

Pain Phenotype Characterisation in Preclinical Models of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic joint disease, affecting 15% of the population and causing a significant socioeconomic burden. It is a debilitating condition characte more...

Supervisor(s): Zaki, Sanaa (Dr)

Insulin-mediated regulation of adipocyte lipolysis

Insulin, a hormone that is released after a meal, regulates many aspects of metabolism including a process called lipolysis that involves the release of fatty acids into the circula more...

Supervisor(s): James, David (Professor)

Pharmacological targeting of sphingosine 1-phosphate receptors to promote remyelination in Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis

In this project you will investigate a new molecular pathway that is required for normal myelin formation, and the therapeutic potential of targeting this pathway to promote remyeli more...

Supervisor(s): Don, Anthony (Associate Professor)

Display of Viral Surface Glycoprotein on Virus like particles (VPLS) for Structure and Immune Epitope Discovery

Unanchored recombinant soluble monomers are often the proteins used in many structure analyses and immunologic testing. But in reality viral surface glycoproteins are orientated, te more...

Supervisor(s): Lynch, Garry (Dr)