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Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry

The synthesis of cyclic peptides and derivatives is currently of significant interest, due to their potential applications in a range of areas spanning both chemistry and biology. N more...

Supervisor(s): Jolliffe, Katrina (Kate) (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)

Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry for the Central Nervous System

Projects involve developing novel CNS drugs through applications of organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry and pharmacological screening. more...

Supervisor(s): Kassiou, Michael (Professor)

‘Magic Bullet’ Cancer Drugs and Antibiotics

We are building new kinds of cancer drugs and antibiotics: molecules that change their behaviour in the presence of their biological target, being chemically activated only when the more...

Supervisor(s): Rutledge, Peter (Professor)

Taking proteomics to the clinic – biomarker and pathway analysis of patient samples

Only approximately 50% of patients will be successfully diagnosed by genetic analysis and even when a gene is identified, there may be no immediate drug target. Proteomics analysis more...

Supervisor(s): Graham, Mark (Dr)

Molecular investigations of receptors involved in neurological disorders

The Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience investigates molecular regulation and drug interactions that occur in receptors associated with neurological diseases. more...

Supervisor(s): Holsinger, Damian (Dr)

Regulatory Proteins in Development and Disease

PhD projects in this laboratory are focused on understanding how key proteins can lead to both normal development and disease, and using this knowledge to develop reagents to inhibi more...

Supervisor(s): Matthews, Jacqueline (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)

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)

Atomic structure, assembly and interactions of functional amyloids

This project aims to determine the atomic structure of functional amyloids and to examine how they interact with substrates. The insights obtained will be applied to the development more...

Supervisor(s): Kwan, Ann (Dr)