We re-engineer macromolecules found in nature to create new medicines, materials and catalysts. Our research involves a mix of organic chemistry, synthetic biology and protein engineering.
Two primary areas of research in the lab currently are:
At the School of Chemistry, we have established a bio-nano space for doing cross-disciplinary chemical science. This space, which we like to call The Incubator, houses the capacity to conduct synthesis, molecular biology, bacterial culture, protein production and biophysical analysis.
The Incubator is a collaboration between the Lau group and the DNA group of Dr Shelley Wickham.
Our equipment facilites include an AKTA Pure FPLC protein purification system, HPLC-SEC-MALS for protein characterisation, ChemiDoc system incl. fluorescence/NIR imaging, Olympus IX-81 inverted microscope, PCR machines, autoclave, centrifuges, incubators and shakers.
Yu Heng Lau, Group leader
We are always interested in welcoming enthusiastic and talented individuals with different skills and diverse backgrounds to join our team!
Whether you are a prospective undergraduate, honours student (current honours projects can be found here), visiting Masters student, PhD candidate or postdoc, feel free to email Yu Heng to learn more about our research and the current opportunities available.