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Profiling a killer

  • 15 February 2021
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Prof Glenn King, co-leader of our Discover theme, and his team are on the hunt to unravel the toxin arsenals of iconic Australian killers the box and Irukandji jellyfish. Sequencing the genomes of these two jellyfish, the researchers will be able to explain why the toxins of these jellyfish are so deadly with an aim […]

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Anti-inflammatory proteins from ticks

  • 12 June 2020
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What’s one good thing about ticks? That question may not seem to have a logical answer, but Charlotte Franck and Professor Richard Payne’s research may transform tick saliva into novel treatments for inflammatory disease! Tick saliva contains a mix of proteins that prevent inflammation and reduce pain. This complex protein mix is why a host […]

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2020 Fellows of the Academy of Science announced

  • 29 May 2020
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Congratulations to Professor Kate Jolliffe FAA on election to the Australian Academy of Science for her world-leading contributions to organic synthesis, anion recognition and molecular self-assembly. Professor David Craik FAA, CIPPS Director, welcomed her to the Academy and noted that this is a fitting honour for her sustained contributions to the field. Kate’s profile video […]

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Circular peptides featured on theconversation.com

  • 24 May 2019
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In a recent article on theconversation.com, two scientists working under CIPPS director Professor David Craik explain how circular peptides called cyclotides were initially discovered, why their peculiar circularity makes them special (circular peptides are rare compared to linear ones) and how it gives them one of a kind properties that might one day lead to […]

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Tuberculosis drug breakthrough on the horizon.

  • 24 May 2019
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Scientists from the Australian National University under the lead of CIPPS researcher Professor Colin Jackson have made a major breakthrough that could eventually lead to better treatment for tuberculosis, which is still one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Professor Jackson said this breakthrough could help identify […]

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