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Amino Acid Utilisation in Reduced Protein Diets

Chicken-meat is the dominant animal protein source in human diets in Australia.  This research will increase our future capacity to produce affordable, healthy chicken-meat wit more...

Supervisor(s): Liu, Sonia (Dr)

Nutritional effects for oral health: Microbiome, caries experience and periodontal health

Nutrition is the major modifiable factor that influences ageing and age-related health. Yet the relationship between nutrition and age-related health is complex and poorly understoo more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Molecular Dynamics of Glutamate Transporters

The aim of this project is to develop a molecular model for the mechanism of glutamate transport and through this we expect to identify novel means of pharmacologically manipulating more...

Supervisor(s): Ryan, Renae (Associate Professor)

Automated Chemical Synthesis of Proteins in Flow

Peptides and proteins underpin most biological processes in nature. Understanding these biological processes requires an understanding of peptides and proteins, and by extension the more...

Supervisor(s): Payne, Richard (Professor)

The impact of climate on sorghum utilisation in poultry diet

With a variable climate, drought has been a constant and inevitable feature of the Australia landscape. The current drought began in NSW in mid - 2017 and it is equivalent to a majo more...

Supervisor(s): Liu, Sonia (Dr), Selle, Peter (Dr)

Embryonic stem cells

Embryonic stem (ES) cells have the potential to differentiate into any cell type of the developing embryo and adult. For this reason they have proved invaluable in understanding the more...

Supervisor(s): Morris, Michael (Dr)

Organic chemistry: Anti-cancer peptide therapeutics

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Supervisor(s): Lau, Yu Heng (Dr)

Bioactive Lipid Modulation of Glycine Transporters and Glycine Receptors

A major focus of our work is on the design, synthesis and development of new bioactive lipids that inhibit glycine transporters. These compounds represent a new class of allosteric more...

Supervisor(s): Vandenberg, Robert (Professor)

Dysferlin and defective membrane repair in muscular dystrophy

We are studying a form of muscular dystrophy caused by deficiency of the protein dysferlin. Dysferlin patients have a primary defect in skeletal muscle membrane repair, and are unab more...

Supervisor(s): Cooper, Sandra (Dr)

Exploring the Sulfoproteome using Synthetic Sulfoproteins

More than 70% of all mammalian proteins are predicted to be functionalised with posttranslational modifications (PTMs). These modifications serve to expand the functional repertoire more...

Supervisor(s): Payne, Richard (Professor)