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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)

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)

Building hexagonal perovskites based on large B-site cations for advanced materials applications

The student will use synthetic materials chemistry, physical property measurements, synchrotron X-ray and neutron scattering to develop and characterise new hexagonal perovskites fo more...

Supervisor(s): Ling, Christopher (Associate Professor)

Boronated Phosphonium Salts as Novel Tumour Targeting Agents for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT)

Lipophilic cations with delocalized charges such as the tetraphenylphosphonium species [PPh4]+ accumulate in the mitochondria of most tumour cells more avidly than in normal cel more...

Supervisor(s): Rendina, Lou (Professor)

Open Source Drug Discovery

Your research will be the discovery, through chemical synthesis, of new drug leads for the treatment of some of the world’s deadliest diseases. You will do this by adopting an more...

Supervisor(s): Todd, Matthew (Associate 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 (Associate Professor)

Self-assembled photonics

Self-Assembled photonics is fast becoming one of the leading photonic fabrication technologies since it is potentially compatible with fibre and integrated optics, including silicon more...

Supervisor(s): Canning, John (Professor)

Design of new metal-based anti-cancer drugs

This project involves the design of anti-cancer drugs with new mechanisms of action, based on metal (e.g., ruthenium or gallium) complexes, and studies of their interactions with bi more...

Supervisor(s): Lay, Peter (Professor)

Monitoring and improving the uptake of anticancer drugs in tumours

For anticancer drugs to be effective they must reach all of the cells in a tumour but many parts of the tumour receive little or no drug and therefore we aim to establish how drugs more...

Supervisor(s): Hambley, Trevor (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)