Investigations into the Versatility of Peptide Nucleic Acid Conjugates

  • Langford, Steven (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Abbott, Belinda (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) are analogues of DNA that may have important implications as therapeutic agents for the treatment of diseases based on genetic defects. The attributes of PNAs that make them potentially viable as drug candidates are also well suited to their development as sensors and molecular devices. In this proposal, we wish to develop a series of PNAs containing novel and functional elements for the early detection of, and as a therapy for, neurodegenerative diseases and cancers and to contribute to one of Science's most debated issues i.e. '' does DNA mediate electron transport.'
Effective start/end date2/01/0731/12/09


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD344,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • La Trobe University