News: Honours projects - Molecular and biomedical science: Biochemistry
Honours project: Use a new phage-based directed evolution approach to evolve proteins with properties to make them suitable for use in synthetic circuit applications, such as in vivo biosensing or construction of bistable switches.
Honours project: Explore the signalling pathways that induce NPAS4, which is highly induced in neurons during epileptic seizure, where it functions to dampen hyperexcitation.
Honours project: This honours project will use analogous strategies to express, purify, crystallise and solve structures of mammalian bHLH/PAS proteins.
Honours project: Address the fundamental science behind the use of the steroid cholesterol as a source of energy by bacteria.
Honours project: Study cell signalling and gene regulation through the exploration of the role of eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase (eEF2K) and cancer cell migration and invasion.
Honours project: Investigate Sim1 deficiency, a gene linked to severe childhood obesity and resultant from defects in satiety signalling in the hypothalamus.
Honours project: Conduct a systematic analysis of the eIF4E interactome to understand the distinct functional roles of the three mammalian eIF4E proteins in translation initiation.