Biological membranes differentiate our cells from the extracellular environment, and those of micro-organisms that cause disease. Essential to the function of these bio-membranes are the protein molecules embedded within them. Our research group uses X-ray crystallography and Cryo-Electron Microscopy to visualise these membrane proteins in near atomic detail. In combination with biochemistry and biophysics, this can facilitate a complete understanding of how they function in the context of health and disease. This is often a necessary first step in the development of treatments and cures that can benefit society.
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Structural basis of cell adhesion in health and disease (Undergraduate, Honours, Graduate, Masters, Graduate entry medicine, Higher degree by research)
Structural basis of drug resistance in the Malaria parasite (Undergraduate, Honours, Graduate, Graduate entry medicine, Higher degree by research)
Structural basis of Resolvin mediated GPCR signalling (Undergraduate, Advanced undergraduate degree, Summer scholar course, Honours, Masters coursework & research, Higher degree by research)