Spectroscopic investigations into nano-scale drug interactions and molecular processes in single living cells and isolated molecules

Project: Research

Project Description

We will develop micro-spectroscopy and nano-spectroscopy molecular imaging based techniques to spatially locate and determine the bonding sites of a new range of chemotherapeutic drugs designed to treat cancer and malaria. We will adopt a translational approach looking first at drug interactions directly with molecules such as DNA. Secondly, investigating these interactions in living cells and finally applying the technology to tissue samples. The outcome of this research will be new drug screening technologies and methodologies to address two of the most devastating diseases to afflict human kind, offering hope to the countless millions suffering from these diseases.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2/01/143/08/17

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD410,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Monash University