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Design of new metal-based anti-cancer drugs

This project aims to investigate the mode of action of metal anti-cancer drugs, including both anti-metastatic and cytotocities against a range of different cancer cell lines.  more...

Supervisor(s): Lay, Peter (Professor)

Galactic Paleontology with Metal Poor Stars

Metal-poor stars are fascinating relics coming to us across vast shores of time from the ancient cosmos. In this project, we will make the first ever detailed study of their basic p more...

Supervisor(s): Tuthill, Peter (Professor)

Assessing the feasibility of phytomining in Australia

The investigator in this project will conduct a series of experiments investigating the accumulation of metal species by different hyper-accumulator plants under various experimenta more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Chemical Biology of Siderophores

Studies of bacterial metal-management strategies have implications for treating iron overload disease and for better understanding bacterial pathogenic virulence. more...

Supervisor(s): Codd, Rachel (Dr)

Biological factories for nanoparticle synthesis

The aim of the project is to investigate this new method of nanoparticle synthesis. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Dynamic deformation of polycrystalline metals under impact

The project aims to develop a physics-based crystal plasticity model for predicting the dynamic deformation of polycrystalline metals under the high-strain-rate and shock loading co more...

Supervisor(s): Shen, Luming (Associate Professor)

Studies on tumour active compounds

New anticancer drugs and synergism from drug combinations. more...

Supervisor(s): Huq, Fazlul (Associate Professor)

Determining the functional significance of non-coding DNA variants in genes for complex traits involving gene-environmental interactions

To identify non-protein coding DNA changes in genes that interact with the environment using 2 models – sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for the vulnerability to environ more...

Supervisor(s): Yu, Bing (Associate Professor)

Nanotube purification

This project involves the development of conventional and microwave powered acid digestion processes which successfully remove catalysts and their supports from the nanotube product more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Plasmonics for Protein Attachment

Plasmonics will be used in combination with ellipsometry to investigate the attachment of biomolecules to surfaces. The structure of the attached layers will be investigated using n more...

Supervisor(s): McKenzie, David (Professor)