Altin Group - Tumour immunology and liposome targeting group

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The Lab focuses on tumour immunology and liposome targeting.


Honorary Group Leader


Open to students


Selected publications

  • Faham, Abdus; Altin, Joseph G.Ag-bearing liposomes engrafted with peptides that interact with CD11c/CD18 induce potent Ag-specific and antitumor immunity International Journal of Cancer. 129(6), 1391-1403.
  • Herringson, Thomas P.; Altin, Joseph G. Effective tumor targeting and enhanced anti-tumor effect of liposomes engrafted with peptides specific for tumor lymphatics and vasculature, International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 411(1-2), 206-214.
  • Herringson, Thomas P.; Altin, Joseph G. Increasing the antitumor efficacy of doxorubicin-loaded liposomes with peptides anchored via a chelator lipid Journal of Drug Targeting. 19(8), 681-689.
  • Faham, Abdus; Herringson, Thomas; Parish, Chris; et al pDNA-lipoplexes engrafted with flagellin-related peptide induce potent immunity and anti-tumour effects Vaccine. 29(40), 6911-6919.
  • Faham, A.; Altin, J. G.Antigen-Containing Liposomes Engrafted with Flagellin-Related Peptides Are Effective Vaccines That Can Induce Potent Antitumor Immunity and Immunotherapeutic Effect Journal of Immunology 185(3), 1744-1754.
  • Altin JG, Parish CR, Price J, Atmosukarto I, and De Wildt RM. Composition for targeting dendritic cells.
  • Herringson, T. P.; Altin, J. G.Convenient targeting of stealth siRNA-lipoplexes to cells with chelator lipid-anchored molecules Journal of Controlled Release 139(3), 229-238.
  • Faham, A; Bennett, D; Altin, J. G. Liposomal Ag engrafted with peptides of sequence derived from HMGB1 induce potent Ag-specific and anti-tumour immunity Vaccine. 27(42), 5846-5854.
  • Hamazah, J; Altin, J. G.; Herrington, T; et al. Targeted Liposomal Delivery of TLR9 Ligands Activates Spontaneous Antitumor Immunity in an Autochthonous Cancer Model Journal of Immunology. 183(2), 1091-1098
  • Herringson, T. P.; Patlolla, R. R.; Altin, J. G.Targeting of plasmid DNA-lipoplexes to cells with molecules anchored via a metal chelator lipid Journal of Gene Medicine. 11(11), 1048-1063.

News & events


Estee and Jacinta from the Pogson Group, and Zara Rachid from the Atkin Group, were recipients of the 2016 Jan Anderson Scholarship. The Scholarship is offered by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Energy Biology and honours the late eminent plant scientist, Jan Anderson
Shujuan Zhang
Shujuan Zhang has been selected for the prestigious German Federal Ministry of Education and Research program 'Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development' to promote the international exchange of ideas regarding green solutions.

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