Dr Nikki Tzioumis
The University of Sydney
Nikki is interested in developing sensors to probe the role that phosphorylated peptides and proteins have in biology. These sensors could allow us to measure the distance between the sites of phosphorylation, in order to determine what affect the number of phosphorylation sites, and the distance between them, has on the bioactivity of these peptides and proteins. Her research also involves functionalising peptidic scaffolds with strong hydrogen bond donors which can selectively bind to anions in aqueous media.