Dr Yu Heng Lau

Associate Investigator

The University of Sydney

AI Lau is a DECRA/Westpac Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer with over 10 years’ experience in the cross-disciplinary fields of protein engineering, synthetic biology, synthetic genomics, and peptide chemistry. His current research spans two main areas: 1) Engineering self-assembling protein scaffolds for advanced catalysis; 2) Stapled peptide therapeutics targeting protein-protein interactions. His research is performed in collaboration with internationally-renowned researchers from Harvard, Cambridge, Singapore (A*STAR), Michigan and the J. Craig Venter Institute. AI Lau will provide CIPPS with expertise in topologically-defined protein-peptide hybrid scaffolds.