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.
|Effective start/end date||2/01/07 → 31/12/11|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD35,436.00