Novel Mass Spectrometric Approaches to the Study of Protein-Protein Interactions [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers: Dr Tara Pukala (Managed by)

Researchers Dr TL Pukala; Prof JH Bowie

Brief description Protein-protein interactions mediate all fundamental cellular processes, yet the structural complexity of protein assemblies mean they are often difficult to characterise using traditional analytical methods. This project will develop and demonstrate novel mass spectrometric approaches towards a molecular level description of the structure and interactions of biological protein complexes, which in turn may underpin the rational design of drugs for the treatment of a range of human health conditions. This project will also provide training of young researchers to the highest international standards in mass spectrometry and protein science, for benefit to Australian industry and research.

Funding Amount $360,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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