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I have a long standing research collaboration with the Leather and Shoe Research Association of New Zealand, which involves using various analytical techniques including proteomics to understand the molecular basis of skin strength. I have recently been awarded, along with Dr Vyacheslav, a Cancer Society Grant to investigate the efficacy of various G4-inhibitors on G4 helicases. One of my other interests is the bacteriocin GccF. a novel diglycosylated antimicrobial molecule whose activity is dependent on its glycans. We have determined its primary receptor in susceptible cells and are currently working to unravel its mechanism of action.
Structural biology, Protein Biochemistry, Proteomics, Glycobiology, Protein Expression and Purification, Enzyme kinetics, Protein Crystallisation, x-ray crystallography, Bacteriocins, Antimicrobial peptides, Analytical Biochemistry, Spectroscopy
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Field of research codes
Analytical Biochemistry (060101): Biochemistry and Cell Biology (060100): Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified (060199): Biological Sciences (060000): Enzymes (060107): Microbiology (060500): Microbiology not elsewhere classified (060599): Proteomics and Intermolecular Interactions (excl. Medical Proteomics) (060109): Receptors and Membrane Biology (060110): Structural Biology (incl. Macromolecular Modelling) (060112)
Structural biology, Protein Biochemistry, Proteomics, Glycobiology, Protein Expression and Purification, Enzyme kinetics, Protein Crystallisation, x-ray crystallography, Bacteriocins, Antimicrobial peptides, Analytical Biochemistry, CD Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry
Project Title: Proteins from pieces: subdomain assembly in the evolution of protein structure
Date Range: 2010 - 2012
Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full
Project Title: Glycocins? Yeah Right
Date Range: 2009 - 2012
Funding Body: Massey University
I am paper coordinator for 122.232 Protein Biochemistry, and teach into 122322, Protein Structure and Function, 122327, Molecular and Cellular biology, 122.704, Molecular cell Biology, 203,328, Genome Analysis, and 123712, Chemistry and NanoScience.
I supervise Kevin Ma (MSc), and am joint supervisor of Jack Somerton (MSc), Marc Bailie (MSc), Renee Atua (MSc) and Shelly Grace (MSc).
I co-supervise Dongfong Chao (PhD), Hanan Kayed (PhD), Taryn Miller (PhD), Sofia Khanum (PhD), Faya Ngonidzashe (PhD) and Bishwa Subedi (PhD)