Our structural biology and biochemistry research focuses on understanding basic processes involved in cell regulation and disease at a molecular level.

We use biophysical techniques such as X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy, together with computer simulations and modelling techniques, to understand at an atomic level how proteins and peptides interact with themselves and other cellular components such as lipids and sugars to form functional complexes.

We use biochemical and molecular biology approaches to probe differences in protein expression, interactions, or activity associated with different disease states.

Theme leader: Professor Elizabeth Gillam

 

Theme members

  • Professor Elizabeth Gillam

    Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliated Professor
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Professor Luke Guddat

    Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Professor Bostjan Kobe

    Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affil Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Dr Michael Landsberg

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliate Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Professor Alan Mark

    UQ Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affil Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Dr Marloes Nitert Dekker

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Dr Benjamin Schulz

    Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Dr Simon Worrall

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Associate Professor Mikael Boden Bioinformatics (analysis, modelling and integration of biological data)

Professor Bernard Carroll Molecular genetics of gene expression and development

Professor James De Voss Biological and synthetic chemistry

Associate Professor Vito Ferro Organic Chemistry - Glycoscience, drug discovery and biotechnology

Professor James Fraser Sex virulence and evolution in pathogenic fungi

Associate Professor Ulrike Kappler Microbial physiology and biochemistry of metalloenzymes

Associate Professor Stuart Kellie Signalling molecules in macrophages and tumour cells

Associate Professor Ross McGeary Synthesis, methodology, and medicinal chemistry

Professor Peter O'Donoghue Clinical protozoology

Dr Avril Robertson Drug discovery (Inflammation, cancer, pathogenic fungi), medicinal chemistry

Professor Mark Schembri Bacterial Pathogenesis

Professor Gary Schenk Physical Chemistry - Structure, function, mechanism and pharmaceutical potential of metalloenzymes

Associate Professor Katryn Stacey Cellular response to foreign nucleic acids

Associate Professor Nick West Tuberculosis microbiology

Dr Karen Weynberg Engineering phages to control bacteria biofilms

Professor Craig Williams Organic Chemistry - Synthesis and isolation of complex natural products, method development, medicinal and physical organic chemistry

Dr Simon Worrall Mechanisms of drug-induced liver damage

Professor Paul Young Molecular virology