Researchers

Researchers

Associate Professor Nikola Bowden

Dr Nikola Bowden, recipient of the 2015 Young Tall Poppy Science Award, is investigating DNA repair to unlock the mysteries of melanoma and provide new hope for patients world-wide.

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Dr Khay Fong

Dr Khay Fong investigates the fundamental aspects of nanostructured materials in order to assess their biomedical applicability.

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Dr Karl Hassan

Dr Karl Hassan applies cutting edge tools in molecular microbiology, genomics, and biochemistry to study our bacterial friends and foes

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Dr Madeleine Hinwood

Dr Madeleine Hinwood is using research to strengthen our knowledge of how mental illnesses develop, advance evidence-based treatments and preventions, and improve public access to safe, effective medication.

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Professor Peter Lewis

Biological Sciences

Professor Peter Lewis' research career has focused on the gram positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis.es.

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Professor Adam McCluskey

Medicinal Chemistry

Professor Adam McCluskey has in the chemical biology of endocytosis, in particular the development of novel therapies centred on the modulation (inhibition and stimulations) of two key proteins: clathrin and dynamin.  Targeting these proteins, his team is exploring new drug targets in cancer, epilepsy, neuropathic pain and kidney disease using cutting edge flow chemistry approaches.

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Professor Jennifer Martin

Clinical pharmacology

Optimising choice, dose and timing of medicines for a particular patient are the focus of the clinical work and research career of Professor Jennifer Martin, inaugural Co-Director of the PRC. Jennifer co-leads the Centre for Human Drug Research which focuses on taking molecules from the clinic into early phase human trials, and trials of rational combination therapies to enhance clinical outcomes.

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Professor Brett Neilan

Professor Neilan is an expert in molecular microbiology, genetic and genomic engineering and microbial chemistry. His team uses synthetic biology tools to discover and manufacture bioactive small molecules, including antibiotics, biotoxins, food preservatives and UV-absorbers.

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Associate Professor Jenny Schneider

Associate Professor Schneider continues to research in the areas of palliative care and oncology.

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Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland

Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology

Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland’s research expertise are in the areas of basic and clinical pharmacology of anticancer drugs, including drug measurement, pharmacokinetics pharmacodynamics, and relevant genetics/genomics. Clinical trials in cancer mainly medical oncology.

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