Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170102033 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Dr Tara Pukala; Dr Argyris Politis

Brief description This project aims to develop an integrated mass spectrometry-based approach to determine structures and dynamics of membrane associated proteins, and discover how lipids cause protein misfolding implicated in neurodegeneration. Lipid membranes may influence protein (mis)folding, aggregation and related toxicity. However, the complex and dynamic nature of the lipid-protein interactions involved means traditional methods cannot easily characterise them, and they are poorly understood at a molecular level. The project expects to develop tools to bridge a critical gap in structural biology, while understanding lipid-protein interactions could lead to new therapies. This will ultimately provide benefits such as reduced health costs and better health outcomes.

Funding Amount $323,500

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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