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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Post-translational modifications in bacterial proteins

This project will identify novel proteins that are post-translationally modified in bacterial pathogens and the role of such modification in virulence. 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)

Biochemistry and cell biology of the cancer-associated enzyme telomerase

Telomerase is the enzyme responsible for lengthening the ends of chromosomes (telomeres), thereby allowing most cancer cells to divide indefinitely.  We are determining the mec more...

Supervisor(s): Bryan, Tracy (Associate Professor), Cohen, Scott (Dr)

Understanding ageing of the endothelium

The investigations are focussed on identifying the biological and molecular changes that occur when endothelial cells undergo senescence (ageing) and the impact on disease such as d more...

Supervisor(s): Gamble, Jennifer (Professor)