[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP110101866]
Researchers Aguilar Prof Marie-Isabel; Prof Frances Separovic; Prof Alan E Mark
Brief description Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a growing crisis in modern medicine. Antibacterial peptides from Australian frogs represent a new class of potent and selective antibacterial agents. Understanding how these peptides kill bacteria but not vertebrate cells could lead to the design of new drugs for pharmaceutical and/or clinical purposes.
Funding Amount $310,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects