About Dr Yu Heng Lau

Dr Lau uses synthesis as a powerful technique to address grand challenges in health and sustainability. His research involves a mix of organic chemistry, synthetic biology, protein engineering, and nanoscience.

Research in the Lau group takes a synthetic approach to engineering biological modules. Nature is full of remarkable nanoscale protein machines that can walk, talk, bind and self-assemble. We have the opportunity to borrow from nature's vast catalogue of proteins, and modify their properties to create macromolecules that can perform completely new functions - cancer drugs, smart materials and nanostructured catalysts.

Dr Yu Heng Lau is a lecturer and group leader in the School of Chemistry, and a member of the University of Sydney Nano Institute.

For more information about Dr Yu Heng Lau, refer to his Academic Profile Online.