Projects

platingHonours and postgraduate projects employ a broad range of techniques in molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics and cell biology. Past members of the laboratory have gone on to work in a range of research areas and research-related careers. Current projects include training with molecular imaging technology, such as super-resolution microscopy and cryo-electron microscopy, as well as fundamental techniques in molecular biology and protein chemistry. New projects on offer include:

Understanding the structure of the Type 2 secretion system (T2SS) in enteropathogenic Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Characterization of outer membrane remodelling in antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” such as Klebsiella pneumoniae and Acinetobacter baumanii.

Structure-function analysis of bacteriophages and their outer membrane protein receptors.

The mechanism of action for the translocation assembly module (the TAM).

Super-resolution imaging of the bacterial cell surface.

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