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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)

Fluorescent sensing of labile metal pools

Metals play an important role in biology, but there are only limited tools to study their functions and interactions. In this project we will develop new fluorescent tools to study more...

Supervisor(s): New, Elizabeth (Associate Professor)

Fluorescent sensing arrays to study metal ions in the environment

This project involves developing new methods to detect and measure metal ions from complex solutions such as river and blood. more...

Supervisor(s): New, Elizabeth (Associate Professor)

Biological factories for nanoparticle synthesis

The aim of the project is to investigate this new method of nanoparticle synthesis. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Andrew (Professor)

Determining the functional significance of non-coding DNA variants in genes for complex traits involving gene-environmental interactions

To identify non-protein coding DNA changes in genes that interact with the environment using 2 models – sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for the vulnerability to environ more...

Supervisor(s): Yu, Bing (Associate Professor)

Biodegradation of polyfluorinated chemicals in fire-fighting foams

Polyfluorinated alkyl substances(PFAS) have been used for decades as ingredients in fire-fighting foams. In the last few years, it has been realised that this has led to widespread more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Nicholas (Associate Professor), Singh, Balwant (Professor)

Design of new metal-based anti-cancer drugs

This project aims to investigate the mode of action of metal anti-cancer drugs, including both anti-metastatic and cytotocities against a range of different cancer cell lines.  more...

Supervisor(s): Lay, Peter (Professor)