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Gadolinium complexes as new theranostic agents for brain cancer

The 5-year survival rate for patients afflicted with aggressive and intractable brain tumours (gliomas) is less than 4%.  In this project, we will incorporate Gd3+ ions into mi more...

Supervisor(s): Rendina, Louis (Professor)

Why are Ionic Liquids Extraordinary Solvents?

The use of ionic liquids has exploded over the last decades as solvents for unusual or difficult chemical syntheses.  These liquids consist solely of ions and have melting poin more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Laboratory Exobiology: Prebiotic Environments in Ionic Liquids?

Life in the universe is widely presumed only to be viable in the ‘Goldilocks zone’ around a star, where liquid water is available.  Some have speculated that Titan more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Biosensors and arrays for detection of disease

The ability to attach functional proteins, antibodies and enzymes to surfaces underpins the development of the next generation of implantable medical devices, biosensors and protein more...

Supervisor(s): Bilek, Marcela (Professor)

Carboranes as unique boron frameworks in medicinal chemistry

Boron-based drugs are increasingly being investigated in many disease categories, with numerous pharmaceutical companies (e.g. GSK, Anacor, and Takeda) dramatically expanding their more...

Supervisor(s): Rendina, Louis (Professor)

From the molecular study of receptor-ligand interactions to novel biomarkers of disease and non-invasive brain imaging - opportunities in basic and clinically oriented research

Methodologically broad but thematically focused on the role of receptors in glial (non-neuronal) cells in brain disease, the available basic science projects are concerned with the more...

Supervisor(s): Banati, Richard (Professor)

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry — Design, Synthesis and Testing of Novel Anti-Cancer Agents

Are you interested in applying your laboratory expertise to the development of new drugs for cancer and other diseases?  Become part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in dr more...

Supervisor(s): Groundwater, Paul (Professor), Hibbs, David (Dai) (Professor)

New epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors for the treatment of cancer

Molecular modelling and synthesis and characterisation of the hit compounds, biological testing in cell based assays and the determination of the inhibition of receptor dimerisation more...

Supervisor(s): Hibbs, David (Dai) (Professor)

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry — Design, Synthesis and Testing of New Anti-Bacterial Agents

This project would appeal to those with interests in pharmaceutical applications of medicinal and protein chemistry. more...

Supervisor(s): Groundwater, Paul (Professor), Church, W Bret (Dr), Hibbs, David (Dai) (Professor)

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)