The Structure Function and Biology of Serpins

  • Bottomley, Stephen (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bird, Phillip (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Pike, Robert (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Whisstock, James (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The serpin family of proteins control protease activity, in a variety of biological systems, via a dramatic conformational change. We are 4 leaders in the serpin reseacrh field using an integrated approach of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, cell biology, structural biology and bioinformatics to analyse every facet of serpin structure, function and biology. We will apply and develop novel technologies that will determine how these conformational changes are achieved and how they are controlled. Our increased understanding of this inhibitor - enzyme interaction will have implications to other proteins which undergo conformational change and biotechnology.''
Effective start/end date1/01/0331/12/05


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$450,000.00