Inland Taipan


Alewood Group

Bioactive Peptides, Peptide Toxins, Chemical Protein Synthesis and Proteomics

The research interests of the group include

  • Transcriptomic, proteomic and venomic discovery of novel peptide toxins from Australia's venomous creatures.
  • Chemical synthesis of proteins and bioactive peptides from Australia’s venomous creatures,
  • New synthetic chemistry to stabilise and optimise bioactive peptides,
  • Development of therapeutic peptide dendrimers to enhance potency, stability and bioavailability
  • Discovery of structure activity relationships of specific peptide lead molecules