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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)

Informatics and Bioinformatics-based Approaches to Protein-Ligand Interaction

The principles of soluble protein structure and ligand docking are applied to structure analysis of membrane bound protein receptors and receptor ligand complexes. more...

Supervisor(s): Church, W Bret (Dr)

A cell culture model for Muscle Specific Kinase myasthenia gravis

The postsynaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) is organized by Muscle specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK). This project will investigate the mechanisms that organize the more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor)

Function and regulation of P-type ATPase ion pumps

The project aims to understand at the atomic level how the Na+,K+-ATPase and related ion pumps function and how they are regulated. more...

Supervisor(s): Clarke, Ron (Associate 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)

Evolutionary relationships of aerobic and anaerobic metabolic reactions

The generation of oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere by oxygenic photosynthesis was the most important environmental event to affect both biology and geology. Accumulation of mo more...

Supervisor(s): Chen, Min (Professor)

The substitution and formation of red-shifted chlorophylls

Novel pigments and new directions in photosynthesis: past, now and future more...

Supervisor(s): Chen, Min (Professor)

Spectral extension in photosynthesis: molecular mechanism of photosynthesis driven by red-shifted chlorophylls

Novel pigments and new directions in photosynthesis: past, now and future. There are five different forms of chlorophylls, Chl a, Chl b, Chl c, Chl d and Chl f. Chlorophyll a i more...

Supervisor(s): Chen, Min (Professor)

Identification of proteins specific to transmissible Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis infection

This project will characterize the molecular basis for increased infectivity caused by an epidemic strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (AES-1) which infects many patients treated in cy more...

Supervisor(s): Cordwell, Stuart (Professor)

How do gingipains recognise their host cell targets?

Porphyromonas gingivalis is a gram-negative, rod-shaped anaerobic pathogenic bacterium that found in the oral cavity. more...

Supervisor(s): Collyer, Charles (Associate Professor)