Outreach

Professor Craik explains how he uses peptides and mini-proteins in his research and how he plans to use plants for innovative production of new drugs.

CIPPS researchers Professors Craik and Fairlie partnered up with Pfizer to develop a new class of medicines based on peptides. Professor Craik explains in the video

Learn how the observation that labor was eased after drinking a special kind of tea gave birth to a whole field within peptide and protein science.

Peptides are powerful compounds. Learn, how they are being used as non-toxic insecticides and why they may play an important role in the future of agriculture.

CIPPS researcher Max Cryle explains how he seeks to harness the biosynthesis machinery of peptide antibiotics to produce new and desperately needed antibiotic compounds.

Max Cryle explains the complex process of non-ribosomal peptide synthesis in simple terms using his children’s toys.

Jennifer Payne, a member of the Cryle lab, explains her work on antibiotic resistance in superbugs like MRSA which cause millions of deaths each year.

Thierry Izore explains his contribution to the elucidation of the structural aspects of non-ribosomal peptide synthesis.

Jennifer Payne explains how dirt and soil contains a plethora of antibiotic compound producing bacteria and why soil can be thought of as a potential pharmaceutical gold mine.

Jennifer Payne explains the importance of scientific collaboration and the benefits for advancement in human knowledge using her first hand experience.

Julien Tailhades, a member of the Cryle lab, explains how peptides can be used to produce new kinds of antibiotics to combat antibiotic resistance.

Anja Greule explains her contribution to the work on kistamicin, a peptide antibiotic, which is currently being investigated by CIPPS researcher Max Cryle.