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Molecular Interactions with Membranes and DNA

The interaction of molecules with membranes and DNA represent two particularly important processes which control many vital cellular functions. Molecular interactions with membranes may involve the transport of a molecule into or out of the cell, antibody binding, and cell adhesion amongst other processes, whilst the interaction of molecules with DNA can influence its structure and therefore play a role in DNA replication and gene expression.

Some current MOAC PhD student projects focussed on molecular interactions are listed here:

Exploration and Analysis of Penicillin Binding Proteins as synthetic tools and targets

Antifreeze Protein Mimics: Interactions with Cell Membranes and Cryopreservation of Stem Cells

Probing passive transport phenomena in lipid membranes: from small molecules to nanoparticles

Macromolecular Vectors to Bind and Traverse Microbial Membranes: Delivery and Detection

Antifreeze Protein Mimics: Interactions with Cell Membranes and Cryopreservation of Stem Cells

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