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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)

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)

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)

Understanding slip and designing new slippery surfaces

Investigation of the properties of surfaces that affect the slip of liquids at solid interface, with the potential to develop more energy-efficient microfluidic devices. more...

Supervisor(s): Neto, Chiara (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)

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)