2024 Honours/Masters Cohort Initial Student Seminars - BSB

10:00-10:20 Casey Lawrence Hons Improving yeast surface display nanobody platform libraries and display efficiency
10:20-10:40 Grace Jones Hons Engineering yeast based GPCR biosensors
10:40-11:00 Hugh Ashley Hons Development of a Bioorthogenal Receptor: Ligand pair for CAR-T therapy
11:00-11:20 Juan (Julian) Kim Hons Cancer immunotherapy
11:20-11:40 Claire Roder Hons Riboflavin metabolism in Plasmodium falciparum as a potential drug target
Break (40mins)      
12:20-12:40 Ruijia Liang Mast Exploring collateral sensitivity and ineractions between ion transporters to combat resistance to PfATP4-targeting antimalarials
12:40-13:00 Sabina Morgan Hons Determining the role of human kinase MEK1 in Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte survival and development
13:00-13:20 Ryan Neilsen Hons Efficacy of cancer therapies using murine models
13:20-13:40 Zelda Smith Hons Investigating the functions of the Plasmodium falciparum CSC1 and ROM8 proteins and their roles in resistance to antimalarial lead compounds
13:40-14:00 Elizabeth Durban Hons Investigating a novel drug delivery system for the in vitro treatment of Giardia duodenalis
Break (20mins)      
14:20-14:40 Jazmine Chua Hons Structural mapping of the passenger-extracellular loop interactions via intermolecular disulphide-crosslinking
14:40-15:00 Shiyu Tang Mast The effect of spinosad on orotate phosphoribosyltransferase in plasmodium falciparum
15:00-15:20 Yiyang (Emily) Wang Hons Predicting phosphoinositide lipid binding sites on ion channels with mass molecular simulation
15:20-15:40 Yusheng Wang Mast Investigating a novel electron transport chain inhibitor MMV1794211 in plasmodium falciparum parasites
15:40-16:00 Zichu Wei Mast Can a nanobody inhibit the biological function of autotransporter Ag 43
16:00-16:20 Abigail Partridge Hons Predicting resistance mutations in the malaria parasite lactate/H+ transporter PfFNT