Evolutionary Venomics

  • Hodgson, Wayne (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Fry, Bryan G (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Norman, Janette (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The aim of this multidisciplinary proposal is to examine the molecular evolution of toxic. The project will crate a comparative encyclopaedia of the evolution of the venom system in the animal kingdom and elucidate the underlying structure-function relationships between these toxic proteins. Through a process utilising cutting edge analytical techniques, such as cDNA cloning and molecular modelling, a feedback loop of bioactivity will be created to inform upon a general theory of venom system evolution and to contribute substantially towards the area of drug design and development from toxic animal peptides.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2/01/0731/12/11

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD35,436.00