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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)

Medicinal Chemistry and Biology - Development of Novel Anti-Tumour Agents for Cancer Treatment

This project is involved in the exciting development of novel drugs for the treatment of cancer and other conditions. more...

Supervisor(s): Richardson, Des (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)

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)

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, Jacqui (Dr)

Lipid Modulation of Glycine Transporters

Endocannabinoids are a class of lipid-based compounds that have multiple sites of action. One of these compounds, N-arachidonyl-glycine, is analgesic and has potent inhibitory actio more...

Supervisor(s): Vandenberg, Robert (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 (Professor)

Chemical Biology of Siderophores

Studies of bacterial metal-management strategies have implications for treating iron overload disease and for better understanding bacterial pathogenic virulence. more...

Supervisor(s): Codd, Rachel (Dr)