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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)

How invasive cancer cells negotiate the 3D tissue environment

My team uses cell biology approaches to discover the cellular machinery that allows deadly, invasive cancer cells to negotiate the surronding 3D environment. more...

Supervisor(s): O'Neill, Geraldine (Associate 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)

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)

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)

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)

Link between ATP supply and consumption in the maintenance of the shape of the red blood cell in normal and disease states

The link between the main energy supply (ATP from glycolysis) and its consumption by the cytoskeleton will be studied by using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, compute more...

Supervisor(s): Kuchel, Philip (Emeritus Professor)

Informatics and Bioinformatics-based Approaches to Protein-Ligand Interaction

The principles of soluble protein structure and ligand docking are applied to structure analysis of membrane bound protein receptors and receptor ligand complexes. more...

Supervisor(s): Church, W Bret (Dr)

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)